Business View Magazine | May 2019

161 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE MAY 2019 ASSOCIATION AT A GLANCE THE MINISTRY OF FISHERIES, OCEANS, AND THE CANADIAN COAST GUARD WHAT: A ministry of the Canadian Government WHERE: Ottawa, Canada WEBSITE: The Ministry of Fisheries, O the Canadia By The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, P.C., M.P., Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard C anada is a maritime nation, home to the world’s longest coastline. Protecting our vast system of nature is a source of great pride for Canadians. It is also the source of many good middle-class jobs. For this reason, we’ve partnered with the United States to protect and manage the Great Lakes, and an abundance of freshwater resources. As the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, I spend a great deal of time considering how our government can do more to protect our environment while growing our economy. Trade is an essential component of this. For all nations – but particularly for a country like Canada, with its large geographic expanse and relative small population base – having secure and predictable access to international trade