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Feds closing in on winning bidder for $60-billion warship project

By Beatrice Paez      

Some industry observers say there are rumblings that the multibillion-dollar announcement on the Canadian Surface Combatant could happen in a few weeks' time, but Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says he hopes a decision will be announced on the design by 'the end of the year.'

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is expected to attend the defence and aersospace convention, or DefSec in Halifax, a major attraction in defence circles. The Hill Times file photograph by Andrew Meade

Ottawa could be close to settling on the winning bid for the $60-billion procurement of multi-purpose vessels that will form the backbone of the Canadian Navy, with rumours swirling that a decision could come in a few weeks’ time, although Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan says the government will announce it by the end of the year.

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