Feds close to deal with Quebec shipyard Davie for coast guard icebreakers
by Lee Berthiaume (feat. Rob Huebert)
The Canadian Press
June 5, 2018
The federal government is close to a deal with Davie Shipbuilding that would see the Quebec shipyard provide several used icebreakers to bolster the Canadian Coast Guard's own aging fleet.
While final details are still being worked out, sources have told The Canadian Press that an agreement is imminent after months of intense -- and at times contentious -- closed-door negotiations.
The pending deal represents a win for Davie and the Quebec government, both of which have been demanding more federal work for the shipyard after it laid off 800 workers at its shipyard in Levis late last year.