At least some Aurora’s are saved from the chopping block

It seems that these birds have escaped the chopping block for now, and the government will opt for a compromise on the AIMP continuation option that Col. Cable identified.

On December 18, Defence Minister Peter MacKay announced that at least ten CP-140 Aurora maritime patrol aircraft are to resume their modernization and will fly until 2020. Upgrades are to continue on "radar, computer and other systems" as well as "core structural" components. I can't find anything indicating what exactly will happen to the remaining eight CP-140s at this time.

A news release from the government can be found here