I think it’s time for Peter MacKay and the federal government to stop trying to make it look like they are doing something to fix search and rescue and actually do what the auditor general suggested.
Sprucing up websites, letting commanders use more flexible times and putting money into satellites all seems good, but the real problem is equipment and the people to operate it.
I’m sick of hearing about reviews and inquiries that will take months, maybe years to complete.
It’s time for the Harper government to take the report done by the auditor general of Canada and get our search and rescue system in shape.
Reinstate the maritime rescue sub-centre, get the equipment and personnel needed, update communications and information management and make sure everyone who works on the water has the best back up possible from Canadian search and rescue.
Do it now, Mr. MacKay. Please.