Category Archives: Manufacturing

Procurement minister defends shipbuilding plan amid challenges

OTTAWA — Canada's procurement minister is defending the federal government's nearly $100-billion plan to build new coast guard and naval ships as delays, cost overruns and other emerging difficulties raise fresh questions about its long-term viability ...

Halifax shipyard warns warship schedule contingent on more federal funding

OTTAWA — The company responsible for building Canada's next fleet of warships says it remains on schedule to cut steel in two years — as long as Ottawa gives it more cash to upgrade its Halifax shipyard. Irving Shipbuilding president Kevin

Ottawa weighing ballistic missile defence as part of North American defence upgrades

OTTAWA — Canada is weighing whether to reverse course and finally join the U.S. in defending against long-range ballistic missiles, Defence Minister Anita Anand said Tuesday, while declining to provide specific plans for upgrading North America’s aging...

Canada makes US$99M payment as part of deal to foot more of bill for developing F-35

Ottawa has made a multimillion-dollar payment as part of a renegotiated deal that is expected to see Canada foot more of the bill for developing the F-35 than in previous years. The US$99-million payment and renegotiated deal come despite the fact

Military dealing with gap in search-and-rescue services due to new procurement delay

OTTAWA — The Royal Canadian Air Force is relocating two aircraft from Winnipeg to Vancouver Island to address a gap in Canada’s search-and-rescue coverage, the result of yet another delay in Canada’s troubled military procurement system. Air Force comm...

Moderna announces vaccine production facility to be built in the Montreal area

MONTREAL — Moderna's new vaccine factory in the Montreal area will be able to produce 100 million doses of mRNA vaccines a year and will help develop top scientific talent in Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday. Trudeau was alongside

Canada avoided F-35 teething problems, should buy stealth fighter now: test pilot

OTTAWA — A former F-35 test pilot says Canada likely benefited from not purchasing the stealth fighter more than a decade ago, but that the time has come for Ottawa to finally end its waffling and commit to the aircraft. Retired

Biden to require US-made steel, iron for infrastructure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is taking a key step toward ensuring that federal dollars will support U.S. manufacturing — issuing requirements for how projects funded by the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package source their constr...

Military members feeling bite of skyrocketing housing, living costs: defence chief

OTTAWA — Canada’s top military commander says his troops are feeling the sharp bite of skyrocketing housing prices and other costs of living due to their unique lifestyles, and more housing on Canadian Armed Forces bases is needed. Gen. Wayne Eyre

Sixth wave prompts renewed labour crunch in restaurants, retail and food processing

After two years of on-and-off lockdowns, Rachel Reinders felt a renewed sense of hope last month as pandemic restrictions eased and spring dawned on the cusp of a new patio season. But Reinders, who heads administration at the Lieutenant's Pump pub