Trudeau directs reopening of Coast Guard base, action on Fraser salmon

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has formally directed new Fisheries Minister Hunter Tootoo to reopen the closed  that had become a flashpoint for local criticism of the Harper government. The Kitsilano base was closed in 2013 – vessels and staff were shifted to Richmond – but pressure from B.C. politicians to reopen it intensified after a slow response earlier this year to a spill of fuel oil from a freighter in English Bay. Trudeau released his mandate letters outlining the priorities for each new federal cabinet minister Friday. Read the rest here 17:00

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