Friday, January 11, 2013

This Day In Snookland...It's A Jobs Plan!...For...


The latest on the SeaBus contract fiasco from the MoCo:

The union representing shipyard workers is questioning why TransLink did not apply for $2 million in federal funding that might have allowed it to build the replacement SeaBus in B.C.

Unions leaders say it would have been cheaper to have a local company build a replacement SeaBus if TransLink had applied for the federal financing...

{snippety doodle-dandy}

...Netherlands-based Damen Shipyards was eventually given the contract to build the replacement SeaBus, which takes commuters between downtown Vancouver and the North Shore. Construction of the vessel will be carried out in Singapore.

The first three SeaBus vessels were built in Vancouver and Victoria.

And don't start giving me any of that codswallop about how the Translink Board, which was hijacked by the Campbell-Clark government way, way back in the darkest of dark, turgid hearts of the Golden Era, is 'independent'.




J MacDuff (Weatherguy) said...

How does this get no play in the Corporate media?

They Should be crawling down the governments neck. Maybe they will just mention the the shipbuilding contract that Christy got for us. NOT.

RossK said...


Why not getting much play?...Well, maybe because the complaint is coming from those evildoers that the German Ferry contracts were supposed to break...the folks in the union.

And do not forget, one of the reasons given for the offshore Seabus swindle was the fact that the local shipyards were supposedly going to be so busy that there was no way they would be able to handle the measly Seabus contracts.



If you really are a weatherguy, how come the super pink/red sky this morning did not signal bad stuff coming (eg. it looks like we have pretty fine weather coming for quite awhile)?