Debating Defence and Naval Policy (XV)

David Perry: Dr. Rob Huebert of the University of Calgary then pointed out "Under international law there are no divisions of type of governmental vessels. If the USN inferred anything about gray they would do the same for red. That does not make a difference." And added a postscript:

“If the Canadian Coast Guard is not soon re-capitalized we will soon be moving backwards in the ability act in the north. CCGS Louis St. Laurent (heavy ice breaker) was built in 1969, the next four largest icebreakers were built between 1977 to 1982. We must get beyond only thinking in terms of naval capability or coast guard and think Canadian! And anyone not yet convinced about the absolute need to prepare for change, please see the latest IPCC reports.”