B.C., Ontario shipyards team up to seek icebreaker contract

Article Link: https://torontosun.com/news/national/b-c-ontario-shipyards-team-up-to-seek-icebreaker-contract/wcm/9773d42d-8e9a-4645-8e63-f3e9bde5e07d

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OTTAWA — Canada’s cutthroat shipbuilding industry saw a surprise alliance Tuesday as two competing yards announced plans to team up to win a multibillion-dollar contract to build a new polar icebreaker for the Canadian Coast Guard. The surprise agreement between Seaspan Shipyards in Vancouver and Ontario-based Heddle Shipyards is a type of co-operation rarely seen within Canada, where shipyards often fight tooth and nail against each other for work.