The Harper gang held a photo-op/presser today where Defence Minister Jason Kenney announced that the government was entering into "preliminary discussions" about turning a used oil tanker into a Royal Canadian Navy supply ship.
Back in the day, the government used to make an announcement when they'd signed a contract to have Company X build X number of ships.
And then the ships actually got built! I know, because I worked at the Irving yard in Saint John in the early '90's.
Saint John Shipbuilding.
We built real ships!
But not no more. Now they have the photo-op/presser when they're announcing "preliminary discussions."
What the fuck does that mean?
Well, we're sorta thinking about building a few ships... what do you guys think about it?
That's pretty much the way it goes these days...
Just announcing that you're planning to start talking about stuff qualifies as a Harper Action Plan.