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The Mayor of Vancouver says when it comes to responding to a major catastrophe like an earthquake the Federal Government has it wrong.
The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans says it is a local issue.
Gregor Robertson says not so much:
"The Coast Guard is responsible on the waters, there is no doubt about that. And that is why we are so concerned they want to close Kits Coast Guard base. You know we rely on the Federal Government to deal with major disasters and support us. And they have supported us on heavy urban search and rescue, but that funding is drying up. That is a big concern when you see earthquakes in the region."
Robertson says kits base is part of the city's emergency response infrastructure.
The Conservative Government will close the Kits Base this spring.