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We Will Always Have Your Back?

David Dunlop, 15 February 2021 It seems that the only way Canadians are receiving current and accurate information on the CSC Type 26 Frigate program Definition Phase is through the […]

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Irving Shipbuilding Announces New President

Dan Middlemiss, 12 February 2021 On February 5, 2021 Irving Shipbuilding announced the appointment of a new President, Kevin Mooney, and the retirement of Kevin McCoy.[1] Mr. McCoy had enormous […]

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The CSC: Canada’s ‘Frankenship’?

Procrustes, 6 February 2021 As more details slowly emerge from the bowels of the Ottawa defence mandarinate about the rising costs and technological challenges of the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) […]

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CSC – Headed for the Shoals?

Dan Middlemiss, 3 February 2021 Lee Berthiaume yesterday reported that the Department of National Defence (DND) now expects the first of the new Canadian Surface Combatants (CSC) will be delivered […]

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PBO Report Speculation

Dr. Ann Griffiths, 2 February 2021 The Parliamentary Budget Officer is due to release a report on the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) project some time this month. The report is […]

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Out of Date

Dr. Ann Griffiths, 11 January 2021. I have been trying to find out what is happening with the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). As a multi-billion dollar government program, you would […]

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The NSS and Government-Media Relations

Dan Middlemiss, 15 December 2020. I recently posted a short summary of an article by journalist David Pugliese on the rising costs of the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC).[1] This led […]

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Supply Ships Galore!?

Procrustes, 26 November 2020. Through Access To Information (ATI) documents, the Canadian Press reports that the Canadian Navy has planned for some time to rely upon Chantier-Davies’ converted civilian container […]

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Support Ships for the Navy

Unless the RCN wants to rely on friends and allies, Canada needs support ships/Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ships when RCN ships deploy. Until about five years ago, Canada had two […]

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The NSS and Covid-19

Procrustes, 16 May 2020 As Canada contemplates some gradual easing of the many regulations imposed on virtually every sector of the national economy, economists and other public policy experts are […]


Third Shipyard for NSS?

October 2019. The federal government has made some changes to the National Shipbuilding Strategy. The latest was in May 2019 when the government announced that it would competitively select a […]


The Canadian Shipbuilding Gap

7 November 2018. The recent announcement by the Minister of National Defence in Halifax Shipyards that a sixth Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) would be built and the welcome news […]


National Shipbuilding Strategy Refresh?

17 August 2018. There has been some rustling and flapping lately about the National Shipbuilding Strategy. A memorandum dated 23 January 2018 to the Deputy Minister of Finance, obtained by […]


Will Submarines be Obsolete Soon?

Canada is in the early stages of thinking about replacing its submarines. Submarines are not part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, but they are mentioned in the new defence policy. […]


Future Submarines for Canada

The National Shipbuilding Strategy does not include submarines but if Canada is to retain a submarine capability, it will soon have to start thinking about replacing the Victoria-class submarines. DND […]