Monday, February 7, 2011

Billions in Canadian Shipbuilding Contracts - Arctic Sovereignty at Stake

You cannot claim it if you cannot patrol it... Arctic means new ice breakers

According to a report from The Globe and Mail, Stephen Harper is poised to kick off the greatest round of government shipbuilding in Canada since the Second World War. Pegged at $35b, the sums involved easily dwarf the funds committed for the Conservatives' controversial plan to buy $9b worth of F-35 fighter jets from Lockheed Martin. The report said this will ultimately pit three regions of Canada against each other and force a difficult choice upon Harper. He'll have to decide which region to leave out in an election year: the East, the West or Quebec.

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