Canada's Economic Action Plan

Canada's Economic Action Plan

November 19, 2010 09:00 ET

CCGS Limnos Returns to Service: Canada's Economic Action Plan at Work

BURLINGTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 19, 2010) -

Editors note: A photo for this release will be available via Marketwire on the picture wire of The Canadian Press.

Mike Wallace, Member of Parliament for Burlington, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today celebrated the return to service of the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Limnos.

"It is a great pleasure to welcome the Limnos back home," said Mr. Wallace. "A renewed Coast Guard fleet allows the Coast Guard to continue its exemplary service to Canadians. Investing in the Coast Guard is an investment in the protection of Canadian lives and waters."

The Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan provided the funding for the revitalization of CCGS Limnos and added another ten years of service to the vessel. 

"Economic Action Plan investments are helping to revitalize Canada's marine industry, which is a key component of local economies across the country," said Mr. Wallace. "Our government recognizes that countless Canadians count on this industry to earn their livelihoods, and we are committed to its growth."

At its home port of Burlington, CCGS Limnos makes a valuable contribution to the research and monitoring of the Great Lakes. Taking its name from limnology, the study of inland waters, CCGS Limnos supports science research undertaken by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and Environment Canada on climate change, the impact of invasive species on ecosystems, nutrient enrichment, and toxic chemicals management.

As a part of Canada's Economic Action Plan, the Government of Canada is investing $175 million in the Canadian Coast Guard to procure 68 new small vessels, 30 environmental barges, and to undertake major repair work on 40 of its largest vessels, including the Limnos. In total, approximately $8.6 million was invested in the Limnos, including $8.4 million in contracted work with Heddle Marine Inc.

For more information on CCGS Limnos, visit http://www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca/eng/Fleet/Vessels?id=1102.

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Contact Information

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Frank Stanek
    Media Relations
    613-990-7537
    www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
    or
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Office of the Minister
    Nancy Bishay
    Director of Communications
    613-992-3474