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Canada's Economic Action Plan

Canada's Economic Action Plan

February 03, 2010 13:23 ET

Canada's Economic Action Plan: Major Investment in the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Bartlett to Benefit the Local Economy

NORTH VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Feb. 3, 2010) -

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Andrew Saxton, Member of Parliament for North Vancouver, today announced on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, that Allied Shipbuilders Ltd. has been awarded a $15.5 million contract to complete major repairs to the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Bartlett.

"Through Canada's Economic Action Plan, our Government is investing in communities across Canada," said Mr. Saxton. "This major ship refit is benefiting North Vancouver - creating local jobs and investing in our community and British Columbia's future."

This work is the second phase of a major life extension project for the CCGS Bartlett. The first phase was completed by Allied Shipbuilders Ltd. in July. Both contracts were awarded as a result of separate competitive processes.

The CCGS Bartlett is a medium-endurance multi-tasked vessel, used in tending to navigational aids, resupplying lighthouses, search and rescue, and fisheries enforcement. It is based in Victoria.

"This investment will help ensure that the dedicated men and women of the Canadian Coast Guard have the equipment needed to keep our waters safe, accessible and secure," said Mr. Saxton. "These repairs are expected to keep the Bartlett in service for another ten years."

Of the $175 million announced for the Coast Guard in the Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan, $74 million will be invested in life extension projects for five of the Canadian Coast Guard's largest vessels. All repair work will be completed by March 2011.

Backgrounder:

Canada's Economic Action Plan Investing in Major Repair Work on Canadian Coast Guard Vessels (http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/media/back-fiche/2009/hq-ac26a-eng.htm)

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