Steven Staples: “Days of sub fleet are over”


CTV's W5 interviews Rideau Institute's Steven Staples

“I think the days of Canada’s submarine fleet are over,” said Steven Staples, president of the Ottawa-based research group Rideau Institute that advocates cuts to military spending.

“If we’re going to defend ourselves or monitor other submarines, we can do that from helicopters,” Staples said. “We can do that from surface ships, from aircraft using sono-buoys. Some of our satellite technology can monitor submarines. (The) submarines we have can’t even go under the Arctic ice.”

W5 Investigates Canada’s floundering submarine fleet

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