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Thursday, May 03, 2012

Used U.K. submarines prompted compensation demand

Canada demanded compensation for its glitch-prone, second-hand submarines just four years after they were bought from the British, CBC News has learned.

The four used Victoria-class Royal Navy submarines were bought from the U.K. in 1998 for a price of $750 million.

In a letter obtained by CBC News, the British junior minister of defence wrote the Canadian government first asked for compensation for the submarines in 2002.

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