The Importance of Canada’s Coasts: what we heard

From: Transport Canada

From September 2017 to October 2018, we asked Canadians why our oceans and waterways are important, and how we can work together to protect them. The consultation was done online through Let’s Talk – Oceans Protection Plan.


The Importance of Canada’s Coasts: What We’ve Heard

  • Online consultation ran from September 2017 to October 12, 2018
  • 181 registrants
  • 246 comments received

We asked:

  • Why are oceans and waterways important to you?
  • What key issues should the government consider while implementing the Oceans Protection Plan?
  • What is your top priority when it comes to protecting our oceans and coasts?

You responded:

  • For many, the health of our oceans and waterways for future generations are the highest priority. This includes:
    • pollution levels
    • protecting biodiversity
    • pipeline opposition
    • oil spill concerns
  • Other areas of concern include:
    • anchorages and shipping issues
    • sound and light pollution from marine vessels
  • You also want more consultation on Oceans Protection Plan initiatives

Have your say:

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