Canada has no option but pivot away from current Surface Combatants path
This program alone could bankrupt DND's capital and maintenance accounts for the next 30 years. It could inhibit the Canadian Armed Forces from fulfilling its mandate.
Halifax-class HMCS Vancouver is pictured in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The Parliamentary Budget Officer estimates the current Canadian Surface Combatant program will cost at least $77.3-billion. Photograph courtesy of the U.S. Navy/Daniel L. Zink