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Canada to spend $16 Billion on new Coast Guard Ships - Irving's Rewarded

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Norman only delayed the largess

 

Also nice election goody held out as an carrot to Quebec.   Forget about fired women, falsely accused Vice-Admirals, political donations from SNC, political interference in justice - let's instead have Canadians happy that Trudeau will be writing cheques up until the election.   Be a Liberal friend, get rewarded!    From the outside, is a big "wow" I hope you in Canada are smarter than this.

 

Canada to spend $15.7B on new coast guard ships, Trudeau says

Peter Zimonjic, Andrew Davidson · CBC News · Posted: May 22, 2019 12:59 PM ET | Last Updated: 16 minutes ago

 
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau chats with members of the Canadian Coast Guard in Vancouver after announcing that his government will spend $15.7 billion renewing Canada's Coast Guard fleet with 18 new ships. (Ben Nelms/CBC)

Canada plans to build up to 18 new coast guard ships at a cost of $15.7 billion in an effort to renew Canada's Coast Guard fleet,  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday.

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p to 16 of the ships will be constructed in a fleet renewal project anchored in Seaspan's Vancouver Shipyards. Two others — Arctic patrol ships that will be modified for the Canadian Coast Guard — will be built at Irving Shipyards in Nova Scotia.

 

"Canadians deserve better than to have this fleet rust out," Trudeau said during his visit to Vancouver. "This fleet renewal is going to create jobs in everything from ship design and engineering to construction, welding and inspection while strengthening this world class Canadian industry."

 

Trudeau also announced the government is launching a competitive process for the design of a new class of smaller ships. The mid-shore multi-mission ship will work with the large fleet in shallow areas and perform some science activities. 

 

A plan to refit and extend the life of existing vessels at shipyards across the country will cost up to $2 billion.

 

Aside from the shipbuilding plan, the federal government is providing an additional $351.3 million to enhance capacity of the coast guard, strengthen management and oversight and promote a greener way of doing business. 

 

According to a government statement, the $15.7 billion figure is an "early estimate" of the cost for construction, support, infrastructure, project management and cost overruns, or contingency funding. The costs of each ship will be announced, the government said, after contract negotiations have been completed. 

The 16 multi-purpose vessels will be used for light icebreaking, environmental response and search and rescue while the two new Arctic and offshore patrol ships will perform duties further offshore.  

 

The federal government is also launching a competitive process to add a third Canadian shipyard as a partner under the National Shipbuilding Strategy.

Davie as the third shipyard?

Because of the renewal of the coast guard and new navy investments, Trudeau said Canada will need more that two shipyards to get the job done.

Trudeau said the bidding process for the new yard will be open, although he and one of his one of his ministers seemed to suggest that the Davie shipyard in Quebec has an opportunity to win the contract. 

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Davie becoming the third shipyard.
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'We recognize that it’s an opportunity for Davie to apply to become that third shipbuilding facility because there will be a tremendous amount of work in the coming years,' Trudeau said. 0:47

 

"We recognize that it's an opportunity for Davie to apply to become that third shipbuilding facility because there will be a tremendous amount of work in the coming years for workers in our shipbuilding industry right across the country from coast, to coast, to coast," Trudeau said.

 

Quebec MP Jean-Yves Duclos, the minister of families, children and social development, echoed Trudeau's announcement in Quai de la Reine, Que., on Wednesday. He said Quebec-based shipbuilder Chantier Davie Canada Inc. "will have the opportunity to demonstrate its competitive advantages in terms of talent and ambition" for the third shipyard bid.

 

"This is a great news for all of Quebec, for our region, for our workers and for the entire Quebec shipbuilding industry," Duclos said in a campaign-style appearance with coast guard personnel.

 

"I am very confident with Joel Lightbound [the MP for Louis-Hebert] that Davie will be able to get the status of third partner."

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Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer on Liberal shipbuilding plan
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'This government has shown time and time again that it is just completely incapable of managing our procurement system for our forces.' 0:33

 

Asked about the shipbuilding announcement, Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer told reporters that the Liberal government has a track record of failing when it comes to procurement and he has little faith this renewal would be any different. 

 

"One thing is clear to Canadians that this government does not have the capability to manage a procurement system in Canada for our armed forces," Scheer said. 

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Makes sense your already manned up.Might aswell take advantage of that.

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I wonder if a small part of this has to do with Russia wanting the arctic as well as the US believing Canada's claim is illegitimate and the possibility that the US and Russia will either fight over it or just split it up between themselves.  

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10 minutes ago, PhillipBlunt said:

The Conservatives could have done so much better than Scheer and his complete lack of any defining human characteristic. He and Harper share those same dead looking eyes.

 

At least Justin looks like he tries to hit the gym or the treadmill in between scandals. Scheer looks like he face-(expletive deleted)ed half a dozen Buddy Burgers.

I voted for Michael Chong... At least he had a climate plan.

 

Hey Justin! $16B is a lot of money. How about flowing some my way so I can keep attending school and pay my rent/not starve? kthxbye

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One question, how much $$ has/will the Davie shipyard and it's investors donated to Justin/Liberals/their cronies? 

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Well I sure hope it isn't another FAST FERRY scandal,Billions lost and nobody to blame(go to jail).

 

I will tell you what Canada needs the most,

 

SPEED TRAINS,like most of the planet .These trains carry millions of people a day and are very very efficient.

We need these more than pipelines and will help people in B.C. fight the good fight against the gas prices that seem to plague the good,honest people of B.C. more than any other province and no co2 going into the skies.

 

Lets get these politicians to give up on carbon fuels and think about our childrens future not their political parties future,or out they go,period.

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53 minutes ago, Ronaldoescobar said:

I wonder if a small part of this has to do with Russia wanting the arctic as well as the US believing Canada's claim is illegitimate and the possibility that the US and Russia will either fight over it or just split it up between themselves.  

That's a bingo!

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iirc part of this has/had already been announced.? 

money has been repeatedly announced for the Navy combatant ships, a temporary re supply ship, 2 new re supply ships, approx, 5 Arctic Off Shore Patrol ships and some Coast Guard vessels, were all part of the $60 billion the feds have been announcing since Harper was in charge.:unsure:

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1 hour ago, Gäz said:

I voted for Michael Chong... At least he had a climate plan.

 

Hey Justin! $16B is a lot of money. How about flowing some my way so I can keep attending school and pay my rent/not starve? kthxbye

Uhh no investing in the Canadian forces is a great idea. If you want a socialist welfare state move somewhere else. Oh btw I hate JT but this is good news. Oh and btw Chong is a clown... He didn't have a climate plan, he proposed a new tax.

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16 minutes ago, Jimmy McGill said:

If you take off the Trudeau hate goggles for a minute Rob you'd realize this is a good thing for Canada, particularly North Vancouver. This has nothing to do with "Liberal friends" this is needed to have a hope of maintaining any kind of sovereignty in our own Arctic waters. 

 

 

Thank you! As you know I hate JT but this is welcomed news. 10 years to late imo.

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There is absolutely zero reason why canada shouldnt have kept their fleet, infrastructure, and research development up after world war two. 

 

We are 70 years behind. Time for canada to be a real power not subject to America. 

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2 minutes ago, Ryan Strome said:

Thank you! As you know I hate JT but this is welcomed news. 10 years to late imo.

yup, should be doing even more imo. 

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3 minutes ago, Jimmy McGill said:

yup, should be doing even more imo. 

True dope is a pretty face put on a podium, so cowards can get the courage to make these kind of decisions.  

 

*and so they dont get blamed when lemons dont turn into lemonade

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1 hour ago, Ronaldoescobar said:

I wonder if a small part of this has to do with Russia wanting the arctic as well as the US believing Canada's claim is illegitimate and the possibility that the US and Russia will either fight over it or just split it up between themselves.  

I came here to ask this same question. Seems like a pretty good move.

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42 minutes ago, DADDYROCK said:

Well I sure hope it isn't another FAST FERRY scandal,Billions lost and nobody to blame(go to jail).

 

I will tell you what Canada needs the most,

 

SPEED TRAINS,like most of the planet .These trains carry millions of people a day and are very very efficient.

We need these more than pipelines and will help people in B.C. fight the good fight against the gas prices that seem to plague the good,honest people of B.C. more than any other province and no co2 going into the skies.

 

Lets get these politicians to give up on carbon fuels and think about our childrens future not their political parties future,or out they go,period.

Speed trains and how will you pay for that? I agree we need them but a pipeline to global market prices will pay for these green initiatives. Do you honestly think high speed rail is more important than our military? Wow... Our kids won't have a future Canada the way people like you think.

 

As for the gas prices, you should educate yourself on why that is. But hey atleast you like making the Americans rich, very rich, bc has to be the highest bidder to get that oil while their neighbour wants to expand a pipeline lol.

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28 minutes ago, Jimmy McGill said:

If you take off the Trudeau hate goggles for a minute Rob you'd realize this is a good thing for Canada, particularly North Vancouver. This has nothing to do with "Liberal friends" this is needed to have a hope of maintaining any kind of sovereignty in our own Arctic waters. 

 

 

Ships are likely a great thing for Canada and the jobs for the regions awarded them.   I don't agree with you at all about the "friends" given the evidence that came from the Norman case.  Agree to disagree.

 

Will agree with you Canada should definitely work on that sovereignty though as it is certainly going to be an emerging issue.

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4 minutes ago, Western Red said:

I came here to ask this same question. Seems like a pretty good move.

Russia and China want the world. Russia is going passive aggressive, china is going aggressive passive. 

 

Russia is trying to control information. China is building up for a huge expansion. 

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