Of a total of 33 main ships and submarines, 15 are being repaired or undergoing upgrades, while another four are at a lesser state of readiness as they conduct tests on recently installed and modernized systems.
This is an embarrassment given that Canada is (in theory) a naval nation. We have no serious land-borders to defend and are largely unable to project any significant force abroad via our navies. Such force projection needn’t be in the service of aggressive or ‘peacekeeping’ missions: simply being able to guard major shipping lanes is something that Canada is increasingly ill-suited to contribute to. Decades of failed procurement process have led to an embarrassing state of affairs, and one unlikely to improve anytime in the near future.