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Federal government’s investment in oil spill research welcomed by port authority

December 20, 2017

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority applauds the federal government on its recent announcement to invest $80 million on new science funding, partnerships, and technologies that will help mitigate and prevent marine incidents such as oil spills.

“Our vision is to be the world’s most sustainable port and a key element of this vision is environmental protection,” said Duncan Wilson, vice president, corporate social responsibility at the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority. “The federal government’s investment in research and new technologies to better protect Canada’s marine ecosystems aligns well with our environmental objectives, and we are pleased to see their ongoing commitment to protect the marine environment.”

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority will continue to collaborate with all levels of government on progressive actions to ensure the Port of Vancouver remains economically and environmentally sustainable for the benefit of local communities and all Canadians.

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About Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority is responsible for the stewardship of the federal port lands in and around Vancouver, British Columbia. It is accountable to the federal minister of transport and operates pursuant to the Canada Marine Act. The Port of Vancouver is Canada’s largest, and the third largest in North America by tonnes of cargo, facilitating trade between Canada and more than 170 world economies. Located in a naturally beautiful setting on Canada’s west coast, the port authority and port terminals and tenants are responsible for the efficient and reliable movement of goods and passengers, integrating environmental, social and economic sustainability initiatives into all areas of port operations. Enabling the trade of approximately $200 billion in goods, port activities sustain 115,300 jobs, $7 billion in wages, and $11.9 billion in GDP across Canada.

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Danielle Jang
Media relations and government affairs advisory
604-340-8617
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