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Government announces details of $1.5-billion plan to protect the coasts

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The federal government released details today of its plan to sink $1.5 billion into Canada’s ocean coastlines in a bid to protect killer whales and guard against oil spills.

The Oceans Protection Plan “is the largest investment ever made to to protect Canada’s coasts and waterways,” Transport Canada said in a release.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau first announced the plan last November following an accident off British Columbia’s central coast that released thousands of litres of diesel into the water near

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