Security Domestic Security

Restore funding for Canada’s four heavy urban search and rescue teams.

Liberal Platform Page 60 October 5, 2015
Mar 2016

Strengthening Heavy Urban Search and Rescue

2016 Federal Budget March 22, 2016

Swift and effective response to emergencies is critical for keeping Canadians and communities safe, and heavy urban search and rescue is primarily used in cases of large-scale incidents.

Budget 2016 provides $15.5 million over five years, starting in 2016-17, to restore funding to heavy urban search and rescue task forces in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary and Manitoba, as well as to work with provinces to expand this capacity in underserved regions.