“Political hurricane” over shipbuilding contracts?

Greg Weston at the CBC predicts that the federal government is “sailing into a potential political hurricane” over the upcoming $35 billion to be spent on naval shipbuilding contracts – the largest military procurement in modern Canadian history. Later this week the government is expected to announce two winning bidders for the majority of the contract work. The “Titanic-sized political problem”, says Weston, is that there are three shipyards vying for the work: Halifax, Quebec City and Vancouver. Newfoundland and its shipyards aren’t in the mix, but one can’t help but think that such large contracts on the east coast could be beneficial to the province. Read Weston’s full column here.

Source: CBC

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