Mr. Speaker, duct tape will not fix that problem.
Another naval message surfaced this weekend citing significant electrical problems on the Chicoutimi during its maiden voyage just hours before the fire occurred. On October 13, 2004, the Minister of Defence stated:
The Canadian navy took all of the necessary precautions and professional measures necessary to determine the seaworthiness of this ship before it set to sea.
Which is it? Was the submarine safe for travel or was this decision made for political expediency, to get this submarine home?