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A report on the closure of the Comox Marine Communications and Traffic Services centre /




On 18 February 2016, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans (the Committee) agreed to “undertake a study to review the imminent closure of the Comox MCTS [Marine Communications and Traffic Services] station of the Canadian Coast Guard; and that the Committee report its findings to the House.” The Committee began its study on 10 March 2016. It held two meetings and finished hearing from witnesses on 12 April 2016. Witnesses included officials from the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), representatives of Unifor Local 2182, the Officer in Charge at the Comox MCTS centre, and Mr. Fred Moxey, retired Coast Guard superintendent. The Committee would like to express its sincere thanks to the witnesses who appeared before it to share their perspectives. This report is based on their testimony.


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