Stephen Chase and Robert Fife, writing in the Globe and Mail, continue to harry the Trudeau regime over its dealings with big business. In this case, they report that "The federal government alerted New Brunswick’s Irving family that The Globe and Mail was seeking information from public servants about whether the family’s shipbuilding company had … Continue reading Conspiracy? I don’t think so.
David Pugliese, writing in the Ottawa Citizen, says that "The Liberal government is pushing ahead to try to get the Canadian Surface Combatant deal signed with Irving and the Lockheed Martin-BAE consortium either Thursday or Friday, sources say ... [and, he adds] ... That $60 billion project will see the eventual construction of 15 warships in … Continue reading More on the major warship contract
It's no secret, I hope, that I remain in favour of Project Resolve, the deal which delivered the MV Asterix to the Canadian Navy on time and on budget, and I have said before that I believe that our Navy needs four of these large supply/support ships, including a second ship, a sister to Asterix, … Continue reading More on supply ships
There is a very interesting thread over on Army.ca which begins with a post by Chris Pook, who often comments here, too, in which he wonders if we should not have a new ship conversion projects (à la converting the Asterix into a useful fleet support ship) to provide us with an 'Afloat Support Base' or … Continue reading And still another ship proposal
David Pugleise, writing in the Ottawa Citizen, says that Irving Shipbuilding, in Halifax, is pressing the federal government, which owes some of its majority to having swept all the seats in Atlantic Canada, to build even more of the Harry DeWolf class Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships, which are, as I have explained, constabulary ships, not … Continue reading More on shipbuilding in Canada
David Pugleise, a journalist who specializes in defence issues, writing in the National Post, says that "The government has once again changed how it will evaluate bids on its $60-billion warship program, prompting more concerns the new process is designed to help out a company linked to Irving Shipbuilding." "The move," he says, "is the latest … Continue reading Fiddling with the ship building contract
Several years ago I co-authored a piece in another forum which suggested that NATO had gone from being a cornerstone of Canada's foreign and defence policies to being a stumbling block, preventing us from thinking in global terms. My basic views are unchanged. The Anchor I believe, and I have alluded to this several times, … Continue reading Anchor, cornerstone or stumbling block?