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The RCMP allege Norman, also formerly the head of the navy, championed Davie proposal to provide such a ship and provided the firm officials with information about Liberal government plans to delay the deal.
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The court documents also provide a more detailed account of Treasury Board President Scott Brison activities around cabinet canada goose outlet location committee discussions on the supply ship, and some of his concerns about the deal.
Norman defence team has singled Brison out as the Liberal minister most responsible for trying to put the Davie project on hold. Norman lawyers argue they need more documents to show whether Brison was swayed by lobbying from Davie rival, Irving Shipbuilding.
canada goose Irving had sent a letter to Brison and other ministers requesting the new government reconsider their own supply ship proposal, which had already been rejected. Irving has consistently denied any attempt to undercut its rivals via political interference. canada goose
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