A bit more good news

I see that the third in the series of Off-Shore Fisheries Science Vessels (OFSV 3) is now structurally complete


… the first two (CCGS Sir John Franklin and the future CCGS Capt. Jacques Cartier) are in the water, undergoing sea-trials or being fitted out.

This is good news for two reasons:

  • The National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy is showing progress on both coasts; and
  • The way forward for both large, military standard, auxiliary support and replenishment ships ~ to be built by Seaspan on the West coast, and the new Canadian Surface Combatant warships to be built by Irving on the Easy coast, is now a bit clearer.

Kudos to Team Trudeau for pressing forward with Prime Minister Harper’s shipbuilding strategy and getting ships into service.


But let’s not forget that getting this thing going was, indeed, a Conservative programme, designed for the good of all Canadians, not just to buy votes in one or two regions.

Published by Ted Campbell

Old, retired Canadian soldier, Conservative ~ socially moderate, but a fiscal hawk. A husband, father and grandfather. Published material is posted under the "Fair Dealing" provisions (§29) of the Copyright Act for the purposes of research, private study and education.

One thought on “A bit more good news

  1. Does it strike you as a little odd the only one of the three science ships named for a Francophone has “captain” in the name and the other do not?

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