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Shipbuilding contract: Vancouver's Seaspan bid

seaspan shipyard.jpgThe federal government is getting ready to award a total of 35-billion dollars worth of new shipbuilding contracts. Three shipyards have filed a bid: the Irving Yard in Halifax, the Davie shipyard in Lévis, and Seaspan in British Columbia. This week on Quebec AM, we're going to hear stories from each of those communities including details of the history, the high stakes and the politics involved in the bids.

In Vancouver, the hope is that Seaspan will win out. But as the CBC's Manusha Janakiram found out that hope is shrouded in a history of disappointment.

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