Senate Report Calls for Sweeping Changes to Coast Guard
The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) should be made a separate statutory agency, reporting to the Minister of Transport.
This was one of the major recommendations in a report by the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans, entitled When Every Minute Counts.
The Committee undertook its study on maritime search and rescue (SAR) because gaps had been identified over the past decade regarding coverage, capacity, prevention and governance.
Canada’s maritime search and rescue workers ...