VANCOUVER - The B.C. government has expressed its disappointment to the federal government over a plan to chop Coast Guard services as part of a plan to balance the federal budget.
Premier Christy Clark says her justice minister has formally written to the federal government asking it to reconsider the cuts.
The Kitsilano search and rescue station in Vancouver and three marine communications centres in Vancouver, Comox and Tofino will be closed.
Clark says while she understands the need to balance the budget, the government also needs to ensure it's minimizing that impact on the regions.
The premier says those who use the ocean — and she's one of them — want to be reassured that balancing the budget won't endanger lives.
B.C. New Democrat Leader Adrian Dix has proposed a joint committee of the B.C. legislature conduct a full review of the impact of the cuts.