The Canadian government has a long history of pathetic failures when it comes to military procurement.
It’s concerning to realize that people are actually paid by taxpayers despite their utter failure to keep Canada’s national defence even adequately equipped.
From the Sea King helicopter debacle, the purchase of four terrible diesel submarines from Britain, to the ongoing saga of replacing our CF-18’s, the weakness and incompetence shown by numerous Canadian governments is appalling.
And now, we have a new failure to add to the list.
Navy warship “delay”
Canada is currently without any naval destroyers. All of them were retired by the navy, without any replacements waiting.
This makes Canada extremely vulnerable. The lack of destroyers means Canada has lost much of our capability to patrol our coasts, and our air defences are significantly weakened.
And the worst part?
We won’t have destroyers until around 2025 – and even that is assuming things go to plan.
Now, it turns out that the $40 billion naval shipbuilding program could face delays.
The government had given corporate bidders the end of April as the deadline for submitting designs for three new destroyers and 12 frigates. That deadline was essential to moving the process forward, and workers could be out of jobs if any delay took place. Not to mention it will raise costs for Canadian taxpayers.
You can imagine what happened. A delay took place.
For some reason, the “deadline” was extended by two months, but who knows if that even means anything now. Nobody takes government procurement deadlines seriously anymore.
Of course, the endless delays would be funny – if our security, jobs, and taxpayer dollars weren’t at stake.
Total incompetence – Time to clean house
There is no excuse for such repeated failure. We are a vast country surrounded by water on three sides. Having a strong Canadian Navy is a must.
That’s why it’s time to clean house in the procurement office. There need to be mass firings, and a total overhaul of the procurement system. This decades-long embarrassment must come to an end.
Canadians deserve a strong national defence, and we deserve an efficient and effective means of procuring that defence. Until that happens, our government cannot be taken seriously on anything else.
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