… 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.