Can’t Trust Cummins on the Shipbuilding Industry
Seaspan Marine Corp., a shipbuilding company situated on the North Shore of the Lower Mainland, recently won an $8-billion contract to build non-combat ships for the Government of Canada. This outstanding news for British Columbia is anticipated to bring close to 4,000 well-paying jobs to the province.
At a joint press conference with the Premier, the CEO of Seaspan went so far as to thank the Government of British Columbia for its support, calling them a “partner” in the bid, and saying the Government’s efforts were a key to the bid’s success.
BCC leader John Cummins opposed the Premier’s efforts to help Seaspan win this $8-billion contract, and was outraged after the announcement saying that he was “furious” because the Premier’s efforts “didn’t influence the bid”; despite the fact that the CEO of Seaspan said the exact opposite was true.
John Cummins is simply saying whatever he can to spin the news to his political benefit. How can you trust Cummins, he’ll say anything for political gain?