Canada Invests in Security Projects

Tuesday, May 15, 2007
One hundred and fifteen projects aimed at enhancing security at Canadian ports and domestic ferry services will receive funding under the Marine Security Contribution Program. This announcement was made today by the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities. This round of funding will provide up to $12.5 million to 22 ports and domestic ferry services across the country. The funds will be used for security enhancements such as surveillance equipment, dockside and perimeter security, command, control and communications equipment, and training. The five-year, $115-million program is helping Canada's ports, marine facilities and domestic ferry services to modernize and strengthen their security systems and programs, helping them meet the requirements of the Marine Transportation Security Regulations.

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