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Work on ship parts to start ahead of schedule, says Qualtrough

By Neil Moss      

In a week that Liberals promised greater transparency in defence procurement, details on new project to come.

At CANSEC, Public Services and Procurement Carla Qualtrough announced with Irving Shipbuilding that the Halifax-based shipbuilders are hiring 100 veterans. The Hill Times photograph by Neil Moss

Construction on 52 blocks for the navy’s two joint support ships, set to begin next month in Vancouver instead of the fall, is fully costed, Public Services and Procurement Minister Carla Qualtrough (Delta, B.C.) confirmed on Thursday, while saying that she could not provide the project’s exact price tag at the moment.

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