A man has been arrested for sharing secrets with the Chinese about Canada’s planned Arctic vessels. But the only thing worth hiding is how ineffective and expensive the ships will be.
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The Canadian navy's proposed Arctic offshore patrol ship will be embarrassingly incapable and overexpensive, writes Michael Byers.
Michael Byers, Toronto Star, 4 December 2013
Last weekend, Chinese-born Qing Quentin Huang was charged with “attempting to communicate with a foreign entity to supply information that the Government of Canada has taken measures to safeguard.” Huang works for Lloyd’s Register Group, which has been hired to certify Canada’s planned Arctic offshore patrol ships internationally.
But the only thing worth concealing about the Arctic ships is how embarrassingly incapable and overexpensive they will be.