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Government of Canada Further Invests to Ensure Safety of PEI Mariners

06 February 2015

CANADA - Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Regional Minister for PEI, has announced a 15-year lease has been awarded to a Charlottetown company to construct a new centre for Canadian Coast Guard operations on Prince Edward Island (PEI).

The contract for an Integrated Service Centre for the Coast Guard was awarded to A.P.M. Landmark Inc. following a public tendering process advertised in October, 2014. The centre will be located on John Yeo Drive in Charlottetown, next to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans’ Area Office.

The contract, negotiated by Public Works and Government Services Canada on behalf of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, includes the possibility of two additional lease periods of five years each.

Ms Shea said: “This contract is just another example of our Government’s commitment to ensure the safety of our mariners.

"It will allow Coast Guard employees to work efficiently to provide essential safety, security and environmental protection services to the fishing industry and all mariners.

"This contract also means jobs and economic opportunities during the construction and for maintenance of the building for PEI.”

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