I am actually happy about that response, it clears the decks of the possibility of a "Made in Canada" sub. So they can focus on a design and builder overseas. No doubt so politician will bring it up again later and force everyone to stop and educate them.
Asking questions like if we can build something here is what we want them to do, If some thing can be built here by all means do it for the sake of the economy. The problem lies when they won't listen to reason when told that we can't/shouldn't build something here and press on stubbornly.