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Government of Canada giving $51,272 for removal of abandoned boats

Staff Writer | Thursday February 14, 2019 4:40AM ET
Marc Garneau
Canada   Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport

Abandoned boats are a problem for many communities across Canada.


The Government of Canada, through its Oceans Protection Plan, is taking meaningful action to curb this irresponsible practice.

Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced the most recent applicants to receive funding under Transport Canada's Abandoned Boats Program.

He also announced, on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the most recent applicants to receive funding under Fisheries and Oceans Canada's Abandoned and Wrecked Vessels Removal Program.

Under Transport Canada's Abandoned Boats Program, a total of $51,272 will be provided to remove five boats in British Columbia and one in Ontario.

The recipients are:

Bowen Island Municipality (B.C.) – removal of two boats ($11,330) Salish Sea Industrial Services (Victoria, B.C.) – removal of three boats in Cadboro Bay, B.C. ($34,915)

Township of Carling (Ontario) – removal of one boat ($5,027).

Under Fisheries and Oceans Canada's Abandoned and Wrecked Vessels Removal Program, a total of $138,839 will be provided to remove 14 vessels, and to gain legal possession of an additional 11 vessels with the goal of removing them in the future.

The recipients are:

British Columbia (Steveston, Alert Bay, Port Edward, and Pender) – removal of eight boats, and another three funded to obtain legal possession ($95,425)

Quebec (Pointe Basse, Havre Aubert, and Newport) – removal of one boat, and another three funded to obtain legal possession ($25,334)

Newfoundland and Labrador (Musgrave, Codroy, Burgeo, and Branch) – removal of five boats ($18,080).

 

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