Well once again we see the Canadian Government breaking another promise. This time concerning their new defence spending program. They released it last week and had promised full costing and transparency . But like many things with this Government promises are meant to be broken.Here is part of the Ottawa Citizen newspaper story on the matter:
‘OTTAWA — The Trudeau government is planning to spend billions more on the navy’s four wayward submarines to keep them operating into the 2030s.
The plan to extend the lives of the troubled vessels is included in the Liberals’ new defence policy and comes following calls from senior naval officers to save the controversial ships from the scrap heap.
The actual price of the plan was not revealed in the policy document, which was released to much fanfare last week, and National Defence refused to provide a price tag following multiple requests.
That is despite assertions from the Liberal government that the defence policy was fully costed and following promises of full transparency when it came to the overall plan.
“Detailed costing will be provided in the Defence Investment Plan to be published in due course,” National Defence spokesman Daniel Le Bouthillier said in an email.
Defence sources, however, have told The Canadian Press that keeping the submarines in the water for another decade will cost upwards of $2.5 billion.’