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Message from the Commissioner

Marc Gregoire - Commissioner, Canadian Coast Guard

It is an honour to present this, my first Business Plan as the Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard. My predecessor, George Da Pont, led this great organization for close to five years. Among his many achievements, before his departure in late June, he set the direction for the organization in this Business Plan. I wholeheartedly support the priorities and course it charts for the Canadian Coast Guard.

Whether ensuring our capacity and ability to deliver our programs and services, fulfilling our commitments to our clients and Canadians, or supporting the priorities of the Government of Canada, the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) is always mindful of the need to anticipate and meet the demands and challenges of the future.

We have successfully integrated human resources management into our business planning process by developing the Agency's Strategic Human Resources Plan. We also established national consistency in program delivery, business management practices and vessel maintenance management.

Thanks to these improvements, we can now turn the page on many of the issues our organization faced once it became a Special Operating Agency, and concentrate more on our business objectives. This year, we have simplified our priorities to provide a clear and succinct focus on the factors vital to our success: Our People, Our Assets, and Our Future. In so doing, we have provided greater clarity to our business goals which now reflect the current and future needs of our clients, of Canadians, and the evolving priorities of the Government of Canada.

In the recent Speech from the Throne, the government affirmed that jobs and growth remain a top priority as it continues to implement Canada's Economic Action Plan, while also charting a course to rein in future spending growth.

In a climate of fiscal restraint, it is vital that the CCG has a strong Business Plan that illustrates our need to look to the future while remaining true to our commitment of continuous improvement in all aspects of our operations by setting both realistic and achievable goals.

This Business Plan represents a benchmark for the Agency. Through careful planning, strategic thinking and the hard work of our employees, CCG will continue on its course to modernize the Agency through innovation and new technologies and by recognizing future opportunities for the Canadian Coast Guard.

Marc Grégoire
Commissioner, Canadian Coast Guard