CBH99 said:Do you mind expanding on the bit about the government being unable to negotiate with Irving or Seaspan?
Do you mean there wasn't much room to negotiate due to them being the only players when this program started? Or are there regular difficulties between the government and shipyards?
The first one except it's actually worse. It's not Irving and Seaspan the government is negotiating with it's only one of them. There is no competition once the yards were pre-selected. Seaspan and Irving and now Davie were given contracts to build ships without there actually being a contract or bid until after the fact. The only way to fix this is in the next batch of shipbuilding some 20 years from now if the approved shipyards bid on the actual ship contracts and a winning bid(s) selected. I've been put in this exact position in private industry and it was a disaster.