MacKay insists no cuts to Arctic patrol ships, new warships

'The clear commitment is to build six and we’re budgeted for six,' says minister for Nova Scotia.

DND Photo: Cpl. Eric Girard
HMCS Fredericton on Aug. 18 near Jacksonville, Florida. The ship recently underwent a modernization under the government's $4.3-billion refit program.
Carl Meyer
Published: Wednesday, 11/26/2014 12:00 am EST

Justice Minister Peter MacKay insists Canada’s navy shipbuilding program will still produce the promised number of vessels despite multiple financial and media reports suggesting the government’s plans have changed or are in jeopardy.

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