Rideau Institute

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  "I think the days of Canada's submarine fleet are over," said Steven Staples, president of the Ottawa-based research group Rideau Institute that advocates cuts to military spending. "If we're going to defend ourselves or monitor other submarines, we can do that from helicopters," Staples said. "We can do that from surface ships, from aircraft using sono-buoys. …
“When you look at the cost of trying to get these things seaworthy again, it just doesn’t make sense," said Steven Staples, president of the Rideau Institute on defence issues.
Steven Staples speaks to Amanda Lang and Kevin O'Leary about the October 19th announcement from the Government of Canada on the shipbuilding contracts. The Government announced that it would spend $35 billion to build new ships and replace part of its aging fleet. http://youtu.be/hdVBlmauKP4