Davie shipyard funding more equitable since 2015, but long-term contracts needed for stability, say experts
While the federal government says Davie shipyard has received $2.1-billion as part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy since 2015, a spokesperson for the shipyard says the sum is actually around $300-million.
The MV Asterix, which is being leased by the Canadian Navy, was converted by Davie shipyard. The interim auxiliary oiler services it provides has come at a cost of $620-million over five years—encompassing more than a quarter of the funds that the Quebec shipyard has received under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. Photograph courtesy of the Department of National Defence/Sgt. Devin VandeSype