The Shrinking Shipyards: Steven Staples on ship building contracts

The Chronicle Herald covered the possible downsizing of the shipbuilding contracts awarded to Halifax’s Irving Shipbuilding yard this past fall. As DND is to cut back its budget by $2 billion, Steven Staples pointed out that there may have been some misunderstandings surrounding the contract.

“No contracts have been awarded,” Staples said. “The government just said, ‘In future we will negotiate with you, Mr. Irving, and with Seaspan (the Vancouver yard which won the non-combat portion of the program).’ ”

“The tough negotiations for the contracts are underway now.”

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