Tag: cost recovery

RCMP to be charged for CH-149 Cormorant

People in BC are used to seeing the CH-149 Cormorant helicopter, based at 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron in Comox, BC. This helicopter is the Canadian Forces SAR helicopter. It costs about $30,000 an hour to operate, and soon, if

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Canadian Military considering charging for Disaster Relief services

I just listened to this interview this morning on CBC. Chris Alexander, the parliamentary secretary to Defence Minister Peter MacKay was interviewed by Anna Maria Tremonti. In the interview, Alexander said that the Canadian Military is consisdering charging provinces, cities and

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Opinions on SAR Cost Recovery

Many members of the public seem to think that people who “break the rules” and need to be rescued should be charged for the cost of that rescue. This fits in line with the general “Blame the Victim” attitude that

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