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whiskey601 said:My money is on the following:
-the CSC project will be killed off as legacy Harper era tomfoolery (which it turned out to be anyway).
-a study will be commenced to determine if we even need a surface fleet with anything more than very light armament, and restrict the vessel to Canadian littoral waters for "surveillance";
- the MCDV's will fill the above role for the next 5 (hundred) years;
The Cyclones and Auroras will be our main maritime assets for patrolling the coasts and if necessary, dropping the odd practice torpedo.
Time will tell, but I have a feeling absolutely NOTHING will be built other than the AOPS.
I hear ya' .... but:
1. There are a couple of important ministers from Atlantic Canada who will remind Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that they, Atlantic Canadians, gave him a majority; and
(Important ministers from Atlantic Canada:
both infinitely better qualified to be PM, but ...)
2. There is still a right wing in the Liberal Party, the so-called Manley Liberals, and it does care about foreign and defence policies. I'm sure PMJT is aware of the fact that his father, PMPT, faced a mini cabinet revolt in 1969/70,
over foreign policy, and that his own ministers approached German Defence Minister, later Chancellor Helmut Schmidt to have a chat with PMPT about socialist policy vs practical politics.