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MARINE SECURITY PROJECTS ANNOUNCED

Transport Canada

No. H034/05
For release March 15, 2005

OTTAWA - New projects to enhance security at Canadian ports and marine facilities under the first round of funding from the Marine Security Contribution Program were announced today by Transport Minister Jean-C. Lapierre.

The three-year, $115-million program, which was announced in May 2004, will help Canada's ports and marine facilities to modernize and strengthen their security systems and programs. This contribution program is part of the $308-million National Security Policy announced on April 27, 2004, which sets out a six-point plan to strengthen marine security across Canada. The funding for this contribution program is, however, in addition to the funding announced in April.

"Security is one of the Government of Canada's top priorities," said Mr. Lapierre. "The projects announced today will not only enhance marine security, they will also improve the safety and efficiency of our transportation system."

This first round of funding will provide $23.6 million to 69 ports and marine facilities across the country. The funds will be used for security enhancements such as surveillance equipment, dockside and perimeter security, command, control and communications equipment, and training.

Ports and marine facilities will be able to apply for a second round of funding starting in April 2005.

Funding for these projects was provided for in the March 2004 federal budget and is therefore built into the existing financial framework.

Backgrounders on the National Security Policy's six-point plan, Marine Security Contribution Program and the selected projects are attached.

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Contacts:
Irène Marcheterre
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister, Ottawa
(613) 991-0700
Vanessa Vermette
Communications,
Transport Canada, Ottawa
(613) 993-0055

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BACKGROUNDER

SIX-POINT PLAN TO ENHANCE MARINE SECURITY

The Government of Canada is taking action to strengthen marine security. The 2004 budget provided $605 million over five years for security initiatives. These funds are being used to address security priorities, such as intelligence enhancement, marine security, integrated threat assessments, cyber security, emergency response and enhanced coordination of systems.

To follow up on the budget, on April 27, 2004, the Government of Canada announced the National Security Policy, which set out a six-point, $308-million plan to strengthen marine security.

The National Security Policy proposes to strengthen Canada's marine security by:

  • Clarifying and strengthening accountability for marine security among the various responsible departments and agencies. The Minister of Transport has primary responsibility for marine security and policy coordination. The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness is primarily responsible for enforcement and policing, while the Minister of Defence is responsible for coordination of on-water response to maritime threats and developing crises.

  • Establishing Marine Security Operations Centres to bring together all civil and military resources necessary to detect, assess and respond to marine security threats.

  • Increasing the on-water presence of the Canadian Forces Maritime Command, RCMP and Canadian Coast Guard, as well as increasing the Department of Fisheries and Oceans' aerial surveillance activities.

  • Investing in secure communications technologies to enhance the ability of Canadian civilian and naval fleets to communicate with each other and Marine Security Operations Centres.

  • Pursuing greater cooperation with the United States to enhance Canada's marine defence and security.

  • Strengthening security at ports and other marine facilities, through the Marine Security Contribution Program.

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BACKGROUNDER

MARINE SECURITY CONTRIBUTION PROGRAM

The Marine Security Contribution Program is a three-year, $115 million Government of Canada commitment to assist ports and marine facilities with security enhancements. The program is application-based and provides funding on a cost-shared basis - 75 per cent government / 25 per cent recipient - for a number of clearly identified eligible expenses.

Through the Canadian Marine Transportation Security Regulations, the Government of Canada requires ports and marine facilities to have approved security plans. Under the Marine Security Contribution Program, ports and marine facilities can apply for funds to be used for the purchase of new security equipment and the implementation of programs required under their security plans. These funds will not only assist participants in completing their initial work to meet the requirements of their plans, but will also help them to extend and build on these security enhancements in the future. Canada's commitment to meet - and in fact, exceed - the International Maritime Organization's security requirements will help ensure that Canada's marine transportation system remains one of the most secure in the world.

Projects eligible for funding include:

  • installation of surveillance equipment, including cameras and closed-circuit TV systems;
  • improvements to dockside and perimeter security and access control, such as fencing, gates, signage and lighting;
  • acquisition of command, control and communications equipment, such as portable and vessel-to-shore radios; and
  • training and security design studies.

The program is retroactive to April 1, 2004 and is subject to all expenditure controls applicable to contribution programs.

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BACKGROUNDER

MARINE SECURITY CONTRIBUTION 
PROGRAM FIRST ROUND OF FUNDING

Province City Company Type of projects Estimated contribution (up to)
British Columbia Burnaby Chevron Canada Ltd. Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment 

$164,431

British Columbia Delta Westshore Terminals Ltd. Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment, training

$514,338

British Columbia Nanaimo Nanaimo Port Authority Perimeter security and access control measures, command, control and communications equipment $202,500
British Columbia North Vancouver Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment $114,620
British Columbia North Vancouver Western Stevedoring Lynnterm Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment, training $136,500
British Columbia Port Alberni Port Alberni Port Authority Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment, command, 
control and communications equipment
$50,258
British Columbia Port Mellon Howe Sound Pulp & Paper Ltd. Partnership Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment $432,005
British Columbia Port Moody Pacific Coast Terminals Company Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment $137,597
British Columbia Prince Rupert Prince Rupert Grain Ltd. Perimeter security and access control measures, training $181,787
British Columbia Surrey Fraser Surrey Docks Ltd. Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment $545,283
British Columbia Vancouver Cascadia Terminal Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment $663,000
British Columbia Vancouver Nexen Chemicals Canada Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment $423,917
British Columbia Vancouver P&O Ports Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment, training $425,995
British Columbia Vancouver Rogers Sugar Ltd. Perimeter security and access control measures $24,690
British Columbia Vancouver TSI Terminal Systems Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment, training $432,707
British Columbia Vancouver Vancouver Port Authority Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment, training, 
security design studies, command, control and communications equipment
$8,092,728
British Columbia Victoria Clipper Navigation Ltd.  Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment $65,758
British Columbia Victoria Westcan Terminals Ltd. Perimeter security and access control measures $8,137
Newfoundland and Labrador Marystown Kiewit Offshore Services Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment $84,314
Newfoundland and Labrador St. John's A. Harvey & Company Ltd. Training $63,856
Newfoundland and Labrador St. John's Newfoundland Transshipment Ltd.  Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment, training $132,592
Newfoundland and Labrador St. John's Oceanex (1997) Inc. Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment $73,009
Newfoundland and Labrador Stephenville Port Harmon Authority Ltd. Security and surveillance equipment $183,750
New Brunswick Bayside  Bayside Marine Terminal (Bayside Port Corporation) Perimeter security and access control measures $16,350
New Brunswick Saint John Logistec Stevedoring Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment, training $84,370
New Brunswick Saint John Saint John Port Authority Perimeter security and access control measures, training $289,758
Nova Scotia Baddeck Baddeck Area Business and Tourism Association Perimeter security and access control measures $1,996
Nova Scotia Dartmouth North Atlantic Marine Terminals Ltd. Perimeter security and access control measures $5,241
Nova Scotia Halifax Cerescorp Company Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment, command, 
control and communications equipment
$115,207
Nova Scotia Halifax  ENCANA Corporation Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment, training $31,405
Nova Scotia Halifax Halifax Port Authority  Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment, command, 
control and communications equipment, security design studies
$220,180
Nova Scotia Mulgrave Strait SuperPort Perimeter security and access control measures, command, control and communications equipment, training $205,032
Nova Scotia Pictou Pictou Marine Terminals Perimeter security and access control measures, training $12,863
Nova Scotia Point Tupper Statia Terminals Canada Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment, training $387,734
Nova Scotia Pugwash  Canadian Salt Company Ltd. Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment $31,712
Nova Scotia Sydney  Logistec Stevedoring Atlantic Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment, training $108,129
Nova Scotia Sydney  Sydney Ports Corporation Inc. Perimeter security and access control measures, command, control and communications equipment, training $55,821
Nova Scotia Yarmouth Yarmouth Area Industrial Commission - Port of Yarmouth Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment, command, 
control and communications equipment
$65,735
Ontario Cardinal Casco Inc. Security and surveillance equipment $75,000
Ontario Cornwall St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment, training $612,210
Ontario  Hamilton Hamilton Port Authority  Perimeter security and access control measures  $130,275
Ontario Hamilton Provmar Fuels Inc. Perimeter security and access control measures $3,911
Ontario Hamilton Vopak Terminals of Canada Inc. Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment  $239,175
Ontario  Hamilton Westway Terminal Company - Westway Holdings Canada Perimeter security and access control measures  $8,453
Ontario  Kingston City of Kingston Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment $45,000
Ontario Mississauga Petro Canada Lubricants  Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment, command, 
control and communications equipment
$52,500
Ontario Oshawa Oshawa Harbour Commission Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment $214,453
Ontario Prescott Port of Prescott Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment $29,942
Ontario  Thorold Industrial Docks & Supplies Ltd. Security and surveillance equipment $21,615
Ontario  Thunder Bay James Richardson International Perimeter security and access control measures, command, control and communications equipment, 
training
$21,273
Ontario  Thunder Bay Thunder Bay Port Authority for Keefer Terminal  Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment, training $78,000
Ontario  Thunder Bay Thunder Bay Terminal Ltd. Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment, training  $29,837
Ontario Toronto  Toronto Port Authority Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment $607,325
Ontario  Windsor  The Canadian Salt Company Ltd. - Ojibway Mine Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment, training $85,116
Ontario  Windsor Morterm Ltd. (Essex Terminal - Port of Windsor)  Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment, training $21,736
Ontario Wolfe Island Horne Transportation Company Ltd. Perimeter security and access control measures $1,394
Quebec Bécancour Sociéte du parc industriel et portuaire de Bécancour  Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment, security 
design studies 
$425,503
Quebec Charlesbourg Béton provincial Ltée Security and surveillance equipment, security design studies $7,799
Quebec Contrecoeur Logistec Arrimage Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment, training $129,197
Quebec  Montreal Logistec Stevedoring Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment $101,250
Quebec  Montreal Port of Montreal Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment, security 
design studies
$3,121,547
Quebec  Montreal Vopak Terminals of Canada Inc. Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment, command, 
control and communications equipment
$377,250
Quebec Quebec City Port of Quebec  Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment, command, 
control and communications equipment
$879,308
Quebec Salaberry-de-Valleyfield Société du port de Valleyfield Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment, training $322,865
Quebec Sept-Îles Sept-Îles Port Authority Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment $28,390
Quebec Trois-Rivières Logistec Arrimage Command, control and communications equipment, training $3,471
Quebec Trois-Rivières Port de Trois-Rivières Perimeter security and access control measures $102,502
Quebec Ville de Saguenay (La Baie) Port Saguenay  Perimeter security and access control measures $420,533
Quebec  Ville de Saguenay (La Baie) Quai Duncan et Quai Powell #4 - Alcan Metal Primaire  Perimeter security and access control measures, security and surveillance equipment, training  $615,750
      TOTAL $23,597,885

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