Successful shipbuilding process may be future template: Expert

Halifax, Vancouver are the big winners in a three-decade, $33-billion, 15,000-job procurement strategy. But don't conflate this announcement with whether the ships will actually see the light of day, says one expert.

Embassy Photo: Carl Meyer
Tom Ring, assistant deputy minister at Public Works and Government Services Canada, explains on Oct. 19 how the government will now negotiate an umbrella agreement with the selected shipyards.
Carl Meyer
Published: Thursday, 10/20/2011 12:00 am EDT

The federal bureaucracy was so pleased with the results of its shipbuilding evaluation process that it is considering using it as a template for the future, says one naval expert.

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