I wrote the Below post last December/2012...It was about Stephen Harper`s Shipbuilding fraud, about Harper promising jobs when he knew none were coming, it was about exposing Stephen Treason Harper for the liar and con-man he is..
The below post will show you that this ship-building carrot has been dangled in front of Canadian shipyards and voters since 2007, here we are mid 2013 and not one piece of steel has been cut yet, no contracts signed, no designs approved, just more bullshit from the Stephen Harper and his Federal Convict party!..
As you know, in the last Federal election ship-building carrots were dangled as vote-getters(again), Irving Shipyards won the bogus big ship-building contract and Seaspan in British Columbia won the bogus small contract worth an estimated $8 billion dollars(It`s worth nothing but spit!)
That was in 2011, and today(mid 2013) it is being reported that we are still several(as in 3 or more years) years away at least from any actually ship-building to even begin, 3 years away from even deciding on design!
____"The federal government is a step closer to completing a $2.6-billion deal to build two naval supply ships in Vancouver.
It announced Sunday that it has chosen to buy an existing design, based on the German navy’s new Berlin-class supply ships, from the Canadian division of German company TheyssenKrup Marine Systems.
That means the vessels can be built in a North Vancouver yard starting within a few years, said Rear Admiral Pat Finn, who oversees Navy procurement........
Still, it could be several years before the North Vancouver shipyard operated by Seaspan Marine can increase its capacity and modernize its infrastructure. Meanwhile, the German design must be optimized for that specific yard before building can start, he said.
“We’re still a few years away from signing the detailed build contract.”
Seaspan did not return calls seeking comment.
Most of the material for the multi-billion-dollar ships will come from Canadian sources, he said.
A total cost has not been finalized but a Parliamentary Budget Office report in March found the costs could run as high as $4.13 billion, largely due to delays.
And a scheduling conflict at the shipyard — which would force government to decide whether to build Canadian Coast Guard icebreakers or the supply ships first — has not been sorted out either, Finn said.
They are both expected to be completed about the same time but the yard can only handle the construction of one at a time"
Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/Navy+adopts+German+design+ships+built+North+Vancouver/8468320/story.html#ixzz2V7ykdFEl
This is Stephen Harper bullshit, how did Canada help win the war against Hitler, how the hell did we build vessels in the 1940`s?....We built frigates and troop carriers, we didn`t delay an entire 10 years from announcing the need for ships before starting to build, these ship-building contracts were an election issue, now these ships won`t even be under construction before we go to the polls again, this announcement about a design is just more lies from a totally corrupt Stephen Harper...Harper can run $2 billion dollars in action plan ads but he can`t build a goddamn ship?....As you can see again, they trot out this story to try get people`s minds off the bad news for Harper in Parliament, this is nothing but a channel changing exercise..
Why even print the story, let me remind you that Christy Clark was bragging about the ship-building jobs, this contract was awarded to Seaspan in 2011...Now the earliest(if you believe this bullshit announcement) start construction is 2017!....Meaning those that took up welding in 2011 will have aged 7 years, 20 year old people now 27 years old...
And let me be clear, the Irving shipyards in Halifax are being given the exact same run-around bullshit....I urge you all to read, or re-read the below post with all the links, you will see what the Treasonist bastard Stephen Harper has done, below is proof of Harper dangling ship building carrots since 2007..Using this tactic for votes, 2007 to 2017 and still no steel cut, no chosen design, no ship-building jobs...And what about those jobs?..Those workers are what, expected to wait a decade or more to start working, you award contracts in 2011 and no work until 2017 or later, probably never!
However, we Canadians are lucky about one thing, lucky that back in 1940 we didn`t have a prime minister named Stephen (Treason) Harper...Or we would all be speaking German!
What Shipbuilding Jobs, and When? Evergreen line, Surrey memorial hospital, Where have we seen this play before?
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..
Irving Shipbuilding presses Ottawa on Arctic ship deal
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
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