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Ottawa ‘explores options’ to build Canada’s polar icebreaker

The federal government intends to turn to another Canadian shipyard for the construction of its long-awaited polar ice breaker, according to officials at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, which oversees the Canadian Coast Guard. Under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy, »

Politics

Ottawa commits to complete fleet renewal for Canada’s Coast Guard

The federal government plans to spend $15.7 billion over the coming years to completely renew the coast guard’s ageing fleet, creating thousands of well-paying jobs at shipyards in British Columbia and across the country, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Wednesday. »

Politics

Ice-capable Canadian Coast Guard ships could be both ‘a blessing and a curse’: expert

If reports that federal officials are considering equipping the Canadian Coast Guard with two ice-capable patrol ships are true, it could be both a blessing and a curse, says a Canadian expert on maritime strategy. On the one hand, these »

Politics, Society

Canada to streamline its navy and coast guard ship procurement strategy

Ottawa has unveiled a series of measures designed to enhance the government’s ability to modernize and oversee its cumbersome military procurement process while it tries to rebuild its once mighty shipbuilding industry. Minister of Public Services and Procurement Judy Foote »