REGINA, SK – The Honourable Andrew Scheer, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and of the Official Opposition, released the following statement regarding the Trudeau government’s shipbuilding announcement today:

“There are less than 100 days to the next election, and the Trudeau government is once again campaigning on the taxpayers’ dime, trying to buy people’s votes with their own money.

“While it is good to see shipbuilding work go to Davie, today’s announcement is nothing but cynical electioneering from a government that will do anything and say anything to cling to power.

“Canada’s Conservatives have championed the hard-working women and men at the Davie shipyard since day one, because they have delivered much needed ships on time and on budget. Our track-record of support is in direct contrast to the Trudeau government’s record of failure and disappointment. One of the very first things the Trudeau government tried to do after the 2015 election was to try and cancel the Asterix contract with Davie, and when it didn’t go their way they smeared the reputation of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman – a 38 year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces.

“When it comes to the shipbuilding industry, the Trudeau government has only ever encouraged delays and mismanagement. They have costed Canadian taxpayers billions of dollars.

“Canada’s Conservatives will always stand up for our shipbuilding industry and for the brave women and men of the Canadian Armed Forces. This is why, in November of 2017, we called on Justin Trudeau and the Liberals to order a second interim supply ship from Davie. The Trudeau Government has once again failed to do the right thing.

“While the Trudeau Liberals will try to swoop in at the final-hour, right before an election to buy people’s votes, Canadians should not be fooled. Justin Trudeau is clearly Not as Advertised.”


For more information:

Daniel Schow
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(613) 286-1050

Virginie Bonneau
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(613) 294-8150