Official Opening of Canadian Coast Guard Regional Office
On December 2, 2015, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) officially opened its Central and Arctic Regional Office in Montréal. The region covers Quebec, Ontario and Nunavut.
The event was an opportunity for many marine industry clients and stakeholders to meet the CCG’s various managers. Among those invited were representatives from Fednav, Nunavut Eastern Arctic Shipping, Petro-Nav, Desgagnés Transarctik, the St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation, the Montreal Port Authority, the Québec Port Authority and the United States Coast Guard.
The CCG chose Montréal as the site for its regional office both because of its geographic location and its bilingual character. Located in the heart of the Great Lakes network and the St. Lawrence Seaway—a maritime gateway vital to the Canadian economy—this location allows the CCG to be close to its many clients and partners, many of whom have their headquarters downtown. The CCG’s regional office also houses the Regional Operations Centre and the Ice Office.
Many of the CCG’s clients and partners attended the official opening of the regional office in Montréal.
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