Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Remembering when Canada used to build ships

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.

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