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Changes at the Canadian Coast Guard

Marc Demonceaux
Marc Demonceaux

The Canadian Coast Guard’s 50th anniversary is already drawing to a close. Throughout the year, Infoceans reminded readers of the organization’s milestones, its mission and its many challenges. I hope you have enjoyed reading these stories.

As of January 2013, I will continue reading Infoceans as a retiree. After so many years with the Canadian Coast Guard, I can proudly attest to the professionalism and devotion of its personnel in saving lives and ensuring that our navigable waters are safe and accessible.

I would also like to welcome Mario Pelletier, who is, since October 1, the Assistant Commissioner for the Central and Arctic Region, which includes Quebec, Ontario and the Arctic. The changes to our organization’s structure now reflect the important St. Lawrence and Great Lakes navigation corridor.

Mario Pelletier
Mario Pelletier

Mr. Pelletier has a bachelor’s degree in nautical sciences from the Canadian Coast Guard College and a Marine Engineer’s certificate. In 27 years of service at the Canadian Coast Guard, he has held many positions; the most recent was Director General of the Fleet at headquarters in Ottawa.

I am therefore fully confident in passing the torch to the new Assistant Commissioner. His in-depth knowledge of the Canadian Coast Guard is a definite value for the organization and its partners.

Marc Demonceaux, Outgoing Assistant Commissioner
Canadian Coast Guard, Quebec Region
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