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Shipbuilding budgets & schedules finally under review by Trudeau Gov't after mind-boggling delays
BILLIONAIRE MEGA-YACHTS GET PRIORITY OVER URGENTLY-NEEDED TAXPAYER-FUNDED SHIPS ?
DISASTROUS SEASPAN PROJECTS UNDER REVIEW
After multi-year delays and spiraling costs on the small Coast Guard boats Seaspan was to have delivered last year and yet are still years away, the Trudeau government has finally twigged and is thinking twice about ordering even larger and more complex ships from this particular shipyard. The PBO already highlighted the major risk of having a shipyard whose "experience has been in the field of barges, ferries, smaller commercial ships. The company has very little experience in the class of ships that will be produced". The German navy built the exact same design Joint Support Ship for the equivalent C$504m but the PBO now estimates that building at Seaspan's inexperienced shipyard would lead to costs spiraling to a whopping $2.04 BILLION per ship. Sweet Mother of God, a whopping $2.04 BILLION per ship !! It's no wonder with all these issues that the editor of Canada's leading defence journal is calling Seaspan out for not allowing its reporters to visit the shipyard. Meanwhile, Seaspan fluffs itself up with claims it is close to launching one of the Coast Guard boats, but the question that lingers is if it is just a big empty chunk of steel for show or will it actually be finished anytime soon ? Either way, ya gotta wonder about what kind of idiotic government procurement decision led to this shipyard getting such a deal in the first place. Worse than all of this, Canadian Press reports today that 'federal officials admit they do not know when the Seaspan-built ships will be finished, or how much they will ultimately cost'. And if Trudeau & Co don't have a clue, who does ? Unbelievable.

WHY IS LOCKHEED SLEEPWALKING ITS WAY AROUND OTTAWA'S FIGHTER JET PROJECT ?

What's with the 'open bag of money' to IBM, Scott ?
IBM'S $185 MILLION GIG TO FIX PHOENIX PAYROLL DEBACLE


but yet to fulfil its own
Canada to push for new peacekeeping pledges


Cat 4 hurricane Maria thrashes Dominican Republic
Maria shows we still don't know how to prepare


Mexico quakes ..
Race to reach survivors under collapsed buildings
Rupture within tectonic plate is probable cause


North Korea dismisses Trump speech as 'dog's bark'


What can we learn from Russia's latest military exercise ?


May Brexit speech to be 'open and generous offer' to EU


Spain, Catalonia locked in dispute they can't win
How economically bad could a Spain-Catalonia split really be ?


MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell blows a gasket


With 2nd UN speech ..
Trudeau to highlight Indigenous reconciliation
Trudeau goes where no Liberal PM has gone before


Scheer shrouds his fundraisers in secrecy


Tory MP Dianne Watts to seek BC Liberal leadership


Tory Lynn Beyak removed from all Senate committees


Gerry Ritz sorry for 'Climate Barbie' crack


the 3 main candidates
Voting underway for federal NDP leadership


but it worked for Layton, didn't it ?
Mulcair denounces tactic of new leader staying out of Commons
Cullen backs Jagmeet


'It's been coming down in bucketfuls'
Jasper ski area sees unprecedented early-season snowfall


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