Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

Fisheries and Oceans Canada - Quebec Region

September 22, 2014 13:30 ET

Minister Denis Lebel Announces Reconstruction Work at the Canadian Coast Guard Wharf in Quebec

QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 22, 2014) - The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, announced an investment of $12 million today on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, for construction work on the Queen's Wharf at the Canadian Coast Guard base in Quebec.

The work will involve rebuilding piers 97 and 98 of the Queen's Wharf, which have reached the end of their operational life.

This project will allow the Canadian Coast Guard to more effectively ensure safety and security in Canadian waters and meet its current and future needs.

Quick facts

  • Most of the piers on the Canadian Coast Guard Queen's Wharf in Québec were built between 1950 and 1960.

  • Two of its piers have already been rebuilt: pier 96 in 2004-2007 and pier 95 in 2013-2014.

  • The investment of $12 million will go towards the demolition and reconstruction of piers 97 and 98 of the Queen's Wharf.

  • Construction on piers 97 and 98 are scheduled to be completed by the fall 2016.

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"Maintaining operations and services at the Canadian Coast Guard base in Québec has always been critical to the Government of Canada. This major investment demonstrates the importance the Government places on the safety and security of Canadian waters, especially on the St. Lawrence. It will allow for continued and improved icebreaker and search and rescue services, while offering support to the Port of Québec in accommodating cruise ships as needed."

The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

For more information on the Canadian Coast Guard, please visit www.ccg-gcc.gc.ca.

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Contact Information

  • Regional Communications Branch
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Quebec Region
    media.qc@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
    418-648-5474

    Sophie Doucet
    Director of Communications
    Minister's Office
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    613-992-3474