The recently announced $1.5 billion Ocean Protection Plan for Canada has four encompassing priority areas:
- Creating a world-leading marine safety system
- Preserving and restoring the marine ecosystem
- Investment in oil spill response and cleanup
- Partnerships with Indigenous communities
Included in the Ocean Protection Plan are new navigational aids, added towing capacity, a review of the Pilotage Act, and engagement with Indigenous groups in matters relating to spill response and marine safety. To read the full plan, visit: http://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/oceans-protection-plan.html.