Coast Guard Cut Service To Meet Salary Targets: Memo

The Canadian Coast Guard confronted by the coldest winter in 35 years cancelled employee call-ups and staff replacements aboard its icebreakers to meet budget targets, according to an internal memo. Records confirm the country’s two heavy icebreakers were out of service in the coldest weeks of winter, even as ferry service was disrupted and shippers cited mounting losses: “To me this doesn’t add up”.

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