After the Coast Guard promised to conduct a review of its actions during last month’s oil spill, Vancouver’s mayor says people living in the city also need to play a role in that review.
Mayor Gregor Robertson spoke to Shane Woodford on The Sean Leslie Show earlier today.
He called on politicians and key people living in the city to weigh in on cuts surrounding the Coast Guard.
“It’s really up to the rest of us. We need the funding restored to the Coast Guard, the Marine communication centre that was moved out of Vancouver and the oil spill response centre that was closed down here. These are closures and cuts that are totally unacceptable.”
“We lost the Kits Coast Guard Base, we’ve seen them have problems with the marine radio emergency network, those kind of failings are due to a lack of resources and support from the federal government.”
The Coast Guard promises the review will be completed by the end of July.