FAIL: Used Norwegian Icebreakers Being Bought By Trudeau Government Going $217 Million Over Budget

What a surprise…

The combination of the Trudeau government’s incompetence and Canada’s horrific procurement program has resulted in yet another failure.

The government is purchasing 3 used icebreakers from Norway, which were supposed to cost $610 million.

But now, the government says it will be $217 million over budget, a 30% cost overrun.

While the federal government blamed external circumstances like tariffs, expert Rob Huebert said it’s really a result of long-term government neglect.

According to the CP, “He pointed to the fact the national shipbuilding strategy only includes plans to build one new heavy icebreaker as proof. Canada’s 15 existing ships, of various sizes, are on average more than 35 years old and nearing the ends of their life expectancies. Coast guard officials admitted last month that they expect to use the Davie-supplied ships for the next 15 to 20 years.

“There’s just a lack of planning and it’s all ad hoc,” Huebert said of replacing the coast guard’s existing fleet. “We haven’t built a bloody coast guard icebreaker since the 1980s and government keeps giving it industry’s castoffs.”

This is similar to the purchase of used F-18s from Australia, which has also gone over-budget and is a low quality purchase.

When it comes to our security, and our ability to take care of our own territory, the government constantly treats it as an afterthought, and handles it incompetently. As a result, we get the worst of both worlds: We pay too much and get too little.

Spencer Fernando

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Del

Could it be that the money destined to benefit Canada has actually gone to buy new rockets for Hamas to us in their endless attacks on Israel? Why do something good for Canada when he can support Islamic terrorists and piss away $10.5 million rewarding ISIS killers?

Vlad Tepesblog

But, but, but… With all that global warming we have to pay for, why do we need ice breakers? I thought there was no more ice in the Arctic?

Ken (Kulak)

Exactly. They should rather be planting palm trees in Nunavut.

doug

And yet there are still many who see nothing wrong with what the groper boy imbecile does.
I must again thank the eastern electorate for believing the abc/abh propaganda the left wing media was & still is pushing about how good this waste of skin is.

Scott Morgan

“When it comes to our security, and our ability to take care of our own territory, the government constantly treats it as an afterthought, and handles it incompetently. As a result, we get the worst of both worlds: We pay too much and get too little.”
The quote above is exactly what Canada has been dealing with since Turdeau and his minion’s have been elected to Run our Government (into the ground). Worst of both worlds: We pay too much and get too little.

Brian MELLOR

This is same old all over again when they purchased 6 used Submarines from England. Only one works part time, one caught fire and killed some navy men, and they just kept pouring time and money into them as they sat in port, like they are today.

Wendy Lush

Wasn’t it 4 submarines? They were all corroded. Liberals of course (Chretien) bought them. I’m sure the Brits had a jolly good laugh.

Mike Allan

To all the conservative voting citizens of Canada.We have another great talking point about buying 3 ice breaking ships for $600 million plus interest.Hold on everyone.The UN socialist globalist trudope spoke of the arctic ice is melting at an alarming rate that flooding is eminent.Al Gore had the dates listed for the complete meltdown.Opps come and gone.All libtard talking.Once a again Mr Scheer the conservative voting citizens of Canada are asking you to take to the air waves(Tv and radio spots) and nail trudope and his anti Canadian mp’s.Work the libtard lies 24/7 so all voters coast to coast understand… Read more »

bruce patrick tiemens

We could use the icebreakers to keep a waterway open and ship our oil to countries that will pay fair value for it.

David Henley

This government is doing what it set out to do. Undermine our country , destroy any kind of defence program, set the country up so it can’t pay the debt while increasing taxes and the debt. Money not spent in Canada but spent promoting a terrorist community, in Canada and abroad. It is hard to understand why the people in government go along with Trudeau and allow this country to sink into a hole. They should be held accountable but no one available in politics to do this. Shear just sits and talks, while Bernier has to put a party… Read more »