Hey, shipyard workers! Remember back in December, when Defence Minister—and Atlantic Canada’s man in cabinet— Peter MacKay told you that the upcoming stimulus package would haul your industry out of drydocks by fast tracking big ticket projects—replacing the Navy’s aging fleet of frigates, building the mighty Diefenbreaker, that sort of thing? Turns out the minister was lost at sea without a compass as far as his budget predictions. According to the Ottawa Citizen, industry officials got the bad news earlier this week: no new construction projects are on the horizon, as far as shipbuilding goes, and as for the jobs already on the agenda, no contracts have been awarded, which means that any actual work is years away.
I saw no ships come sailing in / on Budget Day, on Budget Day
Minister must have been lost at sea
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