2015 Platform

Search and rescue

We will restore funding for Canada’s four heavy urban search and rescue teams.

Being able to respond swiftly and effectively to emergencies like ice storms, floods, wildfires, and building collapses is in our national interest. In the past, Canada’s four heavy urban search and rescue teams have proven invaluable in keeping Canadians and communities safe.

Under Stephen Harper, funding for these teams has been eliminated, putting our national response capabilities in jeopardy.

To protect Canadians, our oceans, and our coastal economies, we will also re-open the Maritime Rescue Sub-centre in St. John’s, and the Kitsilano Coast Guard Base in Vancouver, which were closed by Stephen Harper.

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