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The Canadian Coast Guard
celebrates 50 years in the making
Canadian Coast Guard Ship in Québec
DFO  G. Poirier

On January 26, 1962, Leon Balcer, Minister of Transport Canada, announced that his Department's fleet of ships had been reassigned to a new organization: the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG).  

Fifty years later, the Quebec Region of CCG has remained true to its motto, Safety First, Safety Always, by meeting the growing needs of its clients and partners who sail the St. Lawrence River and Gulf and even the Arctic waters.

It is therefore with pride that I invite you to join us as we celebrate 50 years of a history marked by challenges, brilliant success stories and difficult lessons.  

Several events are in the works to do justice to this anniversary, including our participation in the 2012 edition of the Rendez-vous naval de Québec.

50th Anniversary of the Canadian Coast Guard Logo

In 2012, we will also be publishing an information capsule in each issue of Infoceans featuring the Canadian Coast Guard's 50 years of service and the activities planned to highlight this milestone. 

Remember to keep an eye out for the new $50 bill featuring the CCGS Amundsen, our world-renowned research vessel, which will shortly be issued by the Royal Canadian Mint. 

In closing, I would like to thank everyone who helped us make our waterways safer, sounder and more prosperous.

2012 edition of the Rendez-vous naval de Québec

Royal Canadian Mint

Marc Demonceaux, Assistant Commissioner
Canadian Coast Guard
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