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Federal officials felt ‘pressured’ to direct frigate repair to Halifax: documents

by Murray Brewster (feat. Dave Perry)

CBC News
June 25, 2018

Federal officials overseeing the country's shipbuilding program warned the Liberal government that they were being leaned on to steer up to $1.2 billion worth of repair and upgrade work on naval frigates toward the Irving-owned Halifax Shipyard, internal documents reveal.

Officials at Public Services and Procurement Canada used remarkably blunt language to draw the attention of the minister at the time, Judy Foote, to backroom discussions related to an impending construction gap between different classes of warships.

The documents paint a fascinating portrait of the behind-the-scenes political, bureaucratic and corporate tension over the multi-billion dollar shipbuilding program, which has been beset by cost escalations and delays.

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