Blank Cheque

National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy Puts Canadians at Risk
December 11, 2013
2.28 MB40 pages

In 2010, the federal government committed itself to reinvigorating Canada’s shipbuilding industry. The National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS), estimated to cost $35 billion, aims to procure new ships for the Royal Canadian Navy and for the Canadian Coast Guard. In this report, the authors examine the structure of the NSPS—and find that it is seriously flawed. The authors also call on the government to alter course, and offer some recommendations that would introduce much more competition and accountability to the procurement strategy.