Nanaimo-MP MP Lunney asks for review of coast guard cuts

Nanaimo-Alberni MP says cuts to Coast Guard facilities could prove problematic

Nanaimo-Alberni Conservative MP James Lunney says further review is needed before one Canadian Coast Guard base and three communication centres, particularly the marine communications traffic services base in Ucluelet, are cut from federal funding.

Lunney made the comments to Nanaimo’s Wolf radio station on Thursday, June 14, adding he is concerned about his government’s plans for the closures.

 

Lunney has been a strong supporter for coast guard services since first elected in 2000. He criticized the Liberal government in 2001 for cutting coast guard services at the time, arguing then they were an important asset in fighting terrorism.