Report says policy delays have eroded buying power and political considerations and industrial policy have trumped military requirements
The contract covers two modules that will sit aboard the Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel being developed at the Vancouver Shipyards
One of its first steps has been to honour its commitment to pay $2,000 to each of Davie’s 900 former employees.
Sources report a drastic scaling back of the ships’ capabilities, overseen by senior civilian defence and political officials.
The real money for contractors in the National Shipbuilding plan is in the weapons systems.
Seaspan won an $8-million contract to build non-military ships for the Canadian government
Addition of 12,000 new jobs in region anticipated due to shipbuilding contracts
Shipbuilder to conduct a review of existing Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships design and specifications
Outlining the behind-the-scenes battle between lobbyists and Public Works, the department leading the shipbuilding procurement.
British defence company BAE Systems still wants to work with Canada on building new warships, even though the Harper government has slammed the door shut on collaboration with its NATO ally.