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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

UPDATED-Christy Clark`s Jobs Agenda(Christy Clark `s werkgelegenheid worct)

  UPDATED BELOW, December 19th/2012.....Foreign temporary workers, Chinese owned mines, resources being sold out from under our feet..The below post was about how all these jobs have been promised, just like the F35 debacle, the shipbuilding procurement carrot has been dangled since 2007 and not one piece of steel has been cut...Stephen Treasonous Bastard Harper learned this trick form Gordon Campbell, just keep promising jobs, especially around elections...So BC is going to build $billions in new ice-breaking ships, over 3 decades, yet....Yet not one goddamn job now, the new "tentative" start building date is late, real late 2013...Actually, it will be 2015, on the eve of the next Federal election there might be some steel being cut, 

Can you tell me why Translink`s newest seabus is being built by a company in the Netherlands? 

We can`t build a simple seabus?...According to the report, Translink chose this Netherlands company because their "bid was the lowest"....Are you kidding me, lowest bid, are you saying BC shipyards and the Federal shipbuilding contracts will be tendering bids?

Yes Translink and the Federal deal are separate, however, the Irving shipyards have been delayed too, them until 2015 before any work is done..Why was the lowest bid the decider, what about BC Families first, what about BC jobs, well, WTF!!!

What about German shipyards, what about Asian shipyards, will they be bidding on those Federal shipbuilding contracts?...Because if you read the below post, the ice breakers Ottawa wants are based on a Norwegian designed ship...

What about it Christy Clark, you had a Seaspan orgasm when the Feds announced BC was getting a Federal contract, 18 months later and still no jobs, no vessels, no contracts...Christy Clark, are you telling me BC and Seaspan can`t build a $25 million dollar Seabus?...Translink, a Government entity, Translink funded by the public....Wow, what a vote of confidence you have in BC....Here`s the deal folks..

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New SeaBus will continue existing ferry service to North Shore

 

TransLink announced the purchase of a new SeaBus that will continue to connect Vancouver with the North Shore.

The announcement was made by TransLink COO Doug Kelsey which will see the existing MV Burrard Beaver ferry service retired from service when the new vessel arrives in 2014.

The $25 million project expected to be operational by fall of 2014, will serve as the second vehicle on the route alongside the MV Burrard Pacific Breeze which began operations in 2010.

TransLink estimates the SeaBus service carries six million passengers each year.
The old MV Burrard Beaver ferry running since 1976, although considered safe, was deemed to have reached the end of its life. It will remain as a reserve vessel and will be available for emergency use. The older MV Burrard Otter will be retired from service completely.

  

The new SeaBus is expected to be more efficient and exceed current safety and environmental standards.

The project was approved in 2009 as part of the Translink Funding Stabilization plan and has been confirmed in the plan for 2013.
“Building a new SeaBus has been part of our plan since 2009 and will ensure continued quality transit service for people on the North Shore,” said Kelsey. “While today’s assets are safe, the replacement ferry will meet contemporary standards, run more efficiently and help keep the air clean.”
The new SeaBus is expected to be similar to the Pacific Breeze with updates to improve fuel efficiency and emissions. TransLink expects significant improvements to their environmental footprint, with the new SeaBus producing less carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, smoke and particulate matter and using less fuel than older vessels.
Damen Shipyards Group of the Netherlands beat out two other competitors in the bid process and was selected to build the vessel

 http://beaconnews.ca/blog/2012/12/new-seabus/

 Families First, BC Jobs Agenda, what a sick not funny Joke British Columbia is, Canada is, what a effing joke the BC Liberals are, Translink has stolen $billions from us for dubious projects like the Golden Ears bridge and stolen $millions more in bonuses and pay raises for incompetence and with a project like a new seabus, a simple little Seabus the BC Public would rather pay a little more and build the damn thing here, keep the jobs here, Chinese labour scam and now another foreign built ship being bought by GOVERNMENT, with PUBLIC TAX DOLLARS...how much Christy Clark?..Like the German built ferries and the bribes, how much were the BC Liberals bribed, how big was the donation to the BC Liberal Party?

I suggest you read the below post, you will see the betrayal against Canadian workers and the game Ottawa and British Columbia is playing, sick bastards!

  Updated here, December 19th/2012....A local builder bid $27 million dollars, so for $2 million dollars BC gets no jobs, no spin-off economic activity, and...According to sources, Damon shipyards owns 35 shipyards around the world, this new Seabus is being built in...China, again with China.....Christy Clark remains silent, rumour has Christy Clark suffering from oysteritis, and possibly a bout of Pamela Martin hot tub rash...

 

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The Below has been presented by yours truly, right now we are in the midsts of a propaganda war, even the BC Government California jobs fair is a fraud, to all you mainstream media, ask the BC Government how many people were hired at this jobs fair, or perhaps ask if these jobs are contingent upon a bunch of LNG plants opening, and proposed mines, ask some hard questions, and if you gutless media really had any balls you would ask Stephen Harper about what`s laid out below..

Nevermind cowards..

 

 

 Irving Shipbuilding presses Ottawa on Arctic ship deal

 

Michael MacDonald

The Canadian Press

HALIFAX —The president of Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is applying pressure on Ottawa to sign a contract on design work for eight new Arctic patrol ships.


Steve Durrell said Friday unless the contract is signed and engineering work begins by January, the company’s Halifax Shipyard will have a tough time meeting its goal of cutting the first steel for the project in 2015.

“We’ll be looking at this day by day,” he said. “If it gets delayed a month, it will delay the program a month.”


Durrell set the deadline during a briefing that marked one year since the federal government awarded the shipyard a $25-billion contract to build 21 combat vessels over 30 years.


“We are definitely not waiting to get started,” he said. “We are doing everything we can to advance the timetables and begin building vessels for Canada as quickly as possible.”

The company is still negotiating two contracts with Ottawa — one for design work and the other for the actual construction of the patrol ships.

Durrell repeated his company’s promise to have the first patrol vessel built by 2018, which is already three years behind the original schedule.

The ships, first announced in 2007, were projected to cost $3.1 billion to build and $4.3 billion to maintain over their expected 25-year life cycle. Durrell declined to say whether he thinks the costs would rise in the years to come.


The business executive, speaking to reporters at the sprawling shipyard on the Halifax waterfront, also made a pitch to Ottawa concerning the maintenance contract, which has yet to be awarded.
Earlier this week, documents obtained by The Canadian Press revealed the patrol ships will cost more to maintain because National Defence won’t be signing a long-term service contract until the ships are well into construction.

An internal briefing to former associate defence minister Julian Fantino last fall said the project was full of financial questions, starting with the actual cost of building up to eight warships.
Durrell said the final costs have yet to be negotiated. He said the cost of design work will be revealed early next year, but the cost of construction won’t be known until 
2015.

 http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1274527--irving-shipbuilding-presses-ottawa-on-arctic-ship-deal
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And from a story appearing on the front page of the Vancouver Sun, a continuation of pumping up the BC Liberal Government, pumping up jobs that aren`t there, a coordinated effort aligned with the bloated $30 million dollar jobs ad campaign

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B.C.'s shipbuilding industry set to grow by 3,000 jobs and billions by 2020

There are currently 4,627 jobs in B.C., representing those directly employed in shipbuilding and repair, plus those working in the metal plate and fabrication industry, largely dependent on shipbuilding work.

Employment is predicted to increase to 6,883, representing direct and indirect workers, by 2016, and move to 7,605 by 2020, the report said.

Seaspan Marine Corp. won the opportunity in 2011 to negotiate construction of $8 billion worth of large non-combat federal ships. This work is part of the $35-billion federal National Shipbuilding and Procurement Strategy. Seaspan owns Victoria  Shipyards, which operates at the Esquimalt Graving Dock, as well as Vancouver Shipyards. Initial work on the federal vessels will be carried out in Vancouver and they will be completed and taken out on trials from Esquimalt.

Construction of the first ships is expected to start late in 2013. Work will carry on for at least a decade.

Shipbuilding and repair is predicted to generate $10 billion in B.C.’s economy by 2010, the report said.

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Let me be perfectly clear, I`m not against jobs but there is something terribly wrong here, Gordon Campbell and these wretched BC Liberals promised the Evergreen line every year and full-on promotion of the Evergreen line in 2005 election period and again in 2009, in fact Kevin Falcon in 2009 promised construction would start no later than the Fall of 2010, we are almost in 2013 and no shovels in the ground yet..
Surrey memorial hospital, same thing, it was promised during the 2005 election writ period with completion no later that 2009, again construction of the badly needed new Surrey Memorial hospital was hyped in the 2009 election, it still ain`t finished. looks like Gordon Campbell and Stephen treason Harper use the same playbook..
I know many of you have short memories, remember the last Federal election, you know, the one in Spring 2011, remember all the hype about shipbuilding contracts, I do, ..
And who could forget Christy Clark having a Seaspan Orgasim when these shipbuilding contracts were awarded by the Feds, 1 deal for the Irving shipyard and 1 for Seaspan, from coast to coast, Christy was peaking because she was desperate for a good news story, she pretended the BC Liberal Government actually assisted Seaspan in winning the contract, when in fact it was the BC NDP that made the phone calls and assisted Seaspan, Hansard will indeed reveal those facts..

However, do you see the highlighted part from the Vancouver Sun story, here it is again..


"Seaspan Marine Corp. won the opportunity in 2011 to negotiate construction of $8 billion worth of large non-combat federal ships."
What`s up with that, you mean Seaspan only was granted an opportunity to negotiate?
And what about this next part ...

"Construction of the first ships is expected to start late in 2013. Work will carry on for at least a decade."
Here we had Stephen way back when promoting these ships, it was a big vote getter in our Spring 2011 Federal election, and yet the announcement of Seaspan and Irving Shipyards winning "a chance to negotiate contracts" didn`t take place until the Fall of 2011...
As you can see, the Irving Shipyard has been stalled, delayed and it appears that steel isn`t even being cut until 2015...
Oh perhaps you think I`m being picky, well, ....
What would you say if I told you this Federal shipbuilding carrot has been dangled since 2006?...And at the bottom of this post, a link to Harper`s shipbuilding betrayal in the year 2006...These shipbuilding proposals started then, to soothe the savage marine worker beast..
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Arctic Patrol Ship Project


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The Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship Project is a Government of Canada procurement project for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) that is part of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy.
In July 2007 the federal government announced plans for acquiring 6-8 icebreaking vessels for the RCN.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

The vessels are to be based on the Norwegian Svalbard class and as of 2007 are projected to cost $3.1 billion CAD to construct with a total project procurement budgeted to cost $4.3 billion in order to cover maintenance over the 25 year lifespan of the vessels.[8]

Contents


Project History

In 2006 Prime Minister Stephen Harper had spoken about building three to four icebreakers capable of travelling through thick ice in the Arctic Ocean.[9][10][11] 

 In 2007 it was announced that the Canadian Forces would purchase six to eight patrol ships having a polar class of PC-5, meaning that they were capable of limited ice breaking.[12] 

 This announcement was met with some controversy, and the proposed ships have been called "slush-breakers", by Dr. Gary Stern, a scientist aboard CCGS Amundsen, and Jack Layton of the NDP.[13][14] However, it is notable that of the nineteen Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers currently in service, only six have a polar class higher than PC 5.[15]

In 2010 the Arctic Patrol Ship Project was grouped with several other federal government ship procurement projects for the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Coast Guard into the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy. The NSPS announced on October 19, 2011 that Irving Shipbuilding would be awarded the $25 billion contract for building six to eight Arctic patrol ships as well as fifteen other warships for the RCN over the next two decades.[16]

Design

The vessels' design was initially intended to incorporate a conventional icebreaking bow for cruising, and would have proceeded backwards for breaking heavy ice. The vessels' stern would have been designed for ice breaking and they would have employed azimuth thrusters for propulsion and for chewing through resistant ice. However, due to cost constraints, a conventional bow-first design was chosen for both light and heavy icebreaking. The propulsion would be provided by diesel-electric twin shafts with bolt on propellers, similar to existing Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers.
The vessels will have a hangar and flight deck capable of employing and maintaining the same maritime helicopters as the RCN's other vessels; the CH-148 Cyclone when it enters service with the Royal Canadian Air Forces (RCAF), as well as the CH-149 Cormorant.[7]
In 2008, a contract was awarded to BMT Fleet Technology and STX Canada Marine to assist in developing technical specifications and a design for the project. The technical specifications were to be used to draft a Request for Proposals. The government later awarded a design contract to BMT Fleet Technology and STX Canada Marine to develop the design of the vessel for issue to the selected NSPS proponent.

  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arctic_Patrol_Ship_Project


October 4, 2007 · 2:10 am

Under banner of ‘expanding free trade’: Destruction of workers’ rights and livelihood in shipbuilding

 http://tonyseed.wordpress.com/2007/10/04/under-banner-of-%E2%80%9Cexpanding-free-trade%E2%80%9D-destruction-of-workers%E2%80%99-rights-and-livelihood-in-shipbuilding-sector/

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 2006-2007-2008-2009-2010-2011-2012-2013?
I guarantee you these same shipbuilding contracts, eer, I mean these winning chances to negotiate shipbuilding contracts will still be in play and used as an election issue in 2015..
The Shipbuilding carrots have been dangled since 2006, it`s almost 2013 and no steel has been cut, remember what else happened in 2006/2007, Harper removed the dis-incentive for Canadian companies who want ships from foreign countries, it was then, at that time when Harper brought up and bandied these shipbuilding deals, that to soothe the angry marine workers, ..We here in BC know all too well, can you say German built ferries, ..As our BC facilities were shuttered, and then Harper removed the foreign vessel import duty, that at the request of Gordon Campbell..
When, where, why, how effing long does it take to start building, thank goodness Harper wasn`t in charge in the 1940`s, we`d all be speaking German and goosestepping.

Read the below linked article , it was this Harper betrayal that made him jump, eer, I mean it was that betrayal that forced Harper to start dangling shipbuilding carrots..

 http://tonyseed.wordpress.com/2007/10/04/under-banner-of-%E2%80%9Cexpanding-free-trade%E2%80%9D-destruction-of-workers%E2%80%99-rights-and-livelihood-in-shipbuilding-sector/


 
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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Isn't Seaspan a derivative of the Washington Marine Group? Isn't that the company Christy's brother was involved with? Seaspan is actually an American company?

It may well be said. We don't have experienced ship builders, the U.S. could bring their own shipbuilders with them.

This is what happened with the tear down, of the old smelter in Kitimat BC. The contract was given to the U.S. They are also building the new smelter. They brought their own workers with them.

Same as BC mines. We have no miners either. Christy is bringing over Chinese miners.

If shipbuilding ever begins in BC? It's a wait and see, just who gets the jobs?

Hugh said...

The new Gordon Campbell Bridge costs a fortune but needs to be closed in the winter:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2012/12/20/bc-port-mann-ice.html

I hope they haven't started tearing the old Port Mann down. Morons.

Anonymous said...

Washington Marine Group...didn't they get the fast ferries from the Lieberals for less than scrap value?

Anonymous said...

Best of luck with your column. It is amusing that the government got suckered by the bridge makers though they will never admit it.

Anonymous said...

Y'know, there is porno and there is media porno, but sometime when they fuck up this badly it is hard to keep from laughing about it. Of course the BC government will cover the costs, but when you see us laughing, we are laughing just to keep from crying.