"The provincial government at the time, led by New Democratic Party (NDP) premier Glen Clark, decided to use provincial Crown corporation BC Ferries to advance its economic goal of supporting British Columbia's shipbuilding industry by creating a fleet of custom-designed high-speed catamaran passenger/vehicle ferries for BC Ferries,"
Cancelling the contract is not the solution. Let's not repeat the mistakes of Jean Chretien who cancelled the helicopters that it turned out we desperately needed. The Sea Kings crash on rescue missions, where we then need to call the American Coast Guard to rescue our rescue crew. We needed those helicopters, but it made for great politics when Chretien promised to scrap it. Turns out it was a mistake to cancel the contracts. Let's not make the same mistake twice.