Fin in the News: "Kitsilano Coast Guard station reopens May 1, Comox radio station to close May 10"

By Peter O'Neil, Vancouver Sun

"MPs from all sides of the House of Commons questioned in interviews on Thursday Tootoo’s apparent unwillingness to consider the parliamentary committee’s recommendation, expected to come before the scheduled May 10 closure of the Comox facility.

Opposition MPs said it amounted to a broken promise, pointing out that Liberal MP Hedy Fry said as recently as December in the House of Commons that “we will reinstate the Kitsilano Coast Guard base and the marine communication segments that were cut (in) British Columbia.”

Conservative Mark Strahl and the NDP’s Fin Donnelly slammed Tootoo for not waiting for the committee to report on the wisdom of shutting the marine communications and traffic services centre in Comox.

“Considering that members from all parties agreed that the closure of MCTS Comox was important enough to warrant a study by the fisheries and oceans standing committee, moving forward with the closure before the study has been completed is disrespectful and borders on contempt,” Donnelly said in a statement."

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