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Canadian navy in ‘critical state’ as staffing suffers: Vice-Admiral

By Caitlin Snow Nov 30, 2023 | 6:00 AM

Canada’s navy is in a ‘critical state’ according to the Vice-Admiral Angus Topshee.

In a video posted to YouTube Topshee says the Royal Canadian Navy has not met its recruitment targets for over ten years and might not be able to meet its readiness commitments next year.

Topshee says on the West Coast its fleet does not have enough qualified members to maintain their ships.

Tophee added that 12 Halifax-class frigates are nearing the end of their 30-year life cycle but must stay in operation for another 15 years with their replacements behind schedule and over budget.

He says the air force and army are in similar situations.

Meanwhile, Defense Minister Bill Blair said the federal government is making significant investments in the navy, including building 20 new ships.