Defence Minister confirms warship plans

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan reaffirmed the Trudeau Government’s new defence policy commitment to spend up to $60 billion on 15 new warships to replace the aging frigates.

Sajjan was in Halifax yesterday to say the government is excited for the economic growth the policy means for Halifax and the broader Canadian defence industry. The policy also commits the government to maintaining the navy’s four problem-plagued submarines and to build two new support ships.