Feds double icebreaker pledge, awarding contracts to B.C. and Quebec firms
The federal government is now planning to build two heavy icebreakers for the Canadian Coast Guard over the next decade. It originally promised only one vessel. B.C.-based Seaspan Shipyards and Quebec-based Chantier Davie will split a contract to each build one. David Akin explains how the decision was likely made with the next election in mind.