Speaking of icebreakers, Mr. Speaker, the clock is ticking for Quebec. The St. Lawrence needs icebreakers now, next year, and for many years to come. However, it seems that Seaspan, currently in Vancouver, has been incapable of delivering the only icebreaker that has been commissioned so far on schedule.
This is not complicated. If the St. Lawrence is not navigable year-round, merchant ships and other vessels will go elsewhere. If we are not able to compete, it is because the federal government is currently snubbing the best shipyard there is, Quebec's Davie shipyard.
My question is very simple: yes or no, is the government going to award the contract for the four icebreakers—