Assignment: The Economic Challenge

Explore the critical economic challenge faced by a Canada with a population of a little more than 11 million. The challenge of undertaking the construction of warships, and even more daunting, manning those ships with trained complements of men who had to master a complexity of skills related to operating a warship in the North Atlantic theatre of operation.

What economic and technical questions needed to be addressed?


Consider the current (2011) economic challenges facing Canada:

Compare this scenario with that of 70 years ago in 1939: