The bigger issue as it always is in this country when it comes to DND-CCG or any large procurement destined specifically for the military including in this case more broadly the maritime civilian/scientific realm, are the hyper competing priorities of economics, intra-provincial politics and operational (military) imperatives.
Canada being a proverbial wet noodle when it comes to projecting power or maritime/military strength, or even being seen to project such capability (never a priority for Canadian political parties especially the Liberals cuz frankly its an icky subject for any good Liberal), invariably elevates economic considerations to the very top of the procurement priority list, meaning regardless whether the new equipment is a warplane, a tank or a ship, purely military applicability more often than not slides right down to the very bottom of the list - usually to the detriment of the poor SOB in uniform expected ultimately to fly or sail it into harm's way.
The result is that winning bids will almost always be those with the highest emphasis on creating jobs. And even better politically if those jobs are in Quebec don't ya know <wink, nudge> - hence the re-opening the NSP to the "third" shipyard which just conveniently happened to be the Davie facility - in Quebec, after that province howled and wailed loud and long after the original combatant and non-combatant ship contracts were awarded to Irving and Seaspan, respectively.
On top of all that political pablum is the fact we insist typically on "Canadian-izing" those platforms because apparently COTS (commercial off the shelf) systems aren't suitable for <cough> the "uniquely" Canadian needs and conditions under which they will operate - in spite of the fact many of those very same aircraft or ships are frequently perfectly fine as-is by the standards of other nations that also happen to purchase them. Canadianization...as it happens....also results in more jobs. A very_good thing from a Liberal standpoint! It also, by happenstance, tends to drag out frequently by YEARS the design, build and ultimate delivery of the platform. Not to mention it jacks the final "final" costs into the fiscal stratosphere, which is precisely what we are seeing now.....
Edited by AllseeingEye, 22 February 2021 - 08:22 PM.