Opposition critical of shipbuilding cost blowout has grown in the past decade, from just 0.2% of public opinion (in 2004) to 12.6% today (up 2.6%). And the public still doesn’t like the project. But the criticism has dropped significantly after the announcement of the planned shipyard and plans for a terminal at the port of Chicago – to help address growing traffic from ships on the North American continent.
A new Ipsos poll shows approval of the plan is up slightly to 67% from 64% in 2004, with opposition falling for the first time in seven years.
The Ipsos pol수원출장마사지l shows a “very conservative” 61% of Canadians support the proposal, while 25% are opposed. Support for the project among women is also slightly up: 63% approve vs. 60% in 2004.
For the new government, the issue of high shipping costs is a major focus, as the cost to ship goods across the ocean is rising steadily, at more than 8% annualized rate since 2008, and is expected to continue to rise, at around 20% a year over the next 10 years.
In 2004, the U.S. government imposed a 35% duty on ships that carried goods with goods under $15 million in value, or $6 million for a tonne of imported goods. In 2008, then-Federal Commerce Minister Ed Fast’s federal Liberal government imposed a 24% tax on cargo carried on U.S. vessels.
The U.S. currently has about two-thirds of its sea lanes through to Mexico, and it now plans to open the entire 2,000-kilometre Panama Canal next year to build a transoceanic cargo route. The United Kingdom is CDC 철도청 카지노building its own transatlantic railway to meet the growing demand for goods to and from Europe by crossing the English Channel. Canada will also soon open the Pacific route to a new cargo route.
The idea of building a shipyard in Canada has been floating in Canadian political discu엠 카지노ssions and has come up in a debate in the House of Commons. The new government made the announcement during a meeting with officials from the United States Shipbuilding Corporation, a subsidiary of the shipbuilding giant shipbuilder General Dynamics. The Canadian government is expected to sign the agreement in June.
The cost to build a shipyard in Canada has increased by 2% since 2004, with costs doubling year on year.
Source: Ipsos Poll. March 2007
With files from CBC News in Montreal