Canada Coast guard takes brunt of fisheries department cuts as Navy no where for Arctic Sovereignty
May 17, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: CBC News
the USA CGC Polar Sea had made an unauthorized transit of Canada's Northwest Passage in 1985 early in Brian Mulroney's administration,
provoking a strong nationalist out-cry across the country.
However, budget cuts in the late 1980s saw proposed expansions of the coast guard and armed forces scrapped.
The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent makes its way through the ice in Baffin Bay in this 2008 file photo ...
The vessel was originally scheduled to be decommissioned in 2000 however a refit extended the decommissioning date to 2017.
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