F 35 Conservatives

So, About Those F-35s..

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - One of the would-be bidders to replace Canada's aging CF-18 jet fighter fleet says it's anxious to see whether the Harper government will hol...

Lockheed Martin: Canada Will Lose Billions If F-35 Cancelled

CP | Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Canada's aerospace industry could lose about $10.5 billion worth of contracts over several decades if the federal government ultimately dec...

Leaked F-35 Report Spurs Safety Concerns

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.06.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Opposition parties say the Harper government should exclude the F-35 from its search for replacements for Canada's CF-18 jets after a new Pen...

Meet The New F-35 Rival

CBC | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Politics

In a dogfight of defence contractors, the hunter can quickly become the hunted. It's happening now to the F-35. The world's largest defen...

Don't Want These? Lockheed Martin Wants To Chat

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.10.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The manufacturer of the F-35 has been quietly trying to counter Canadian critics of its oft-maligned stealth fighter.Over the last few days, ...

The Right Planes at the Right Price

Rona Ambrose | Posted 04.08.2013 | Canada Politics
Rona Ambrose

The Harper government is committed to examining all options in replacing Canada's CF-18 fleet. We will not purchase a replacement aircraft until our seven-point plan is complete. This process is being overseen by a non-partisan Secretariat with an independent expert panel.

It's Time for the Tories to End the F35 Tailspin

Matthew Kellway | Posted 04.07.2013 | Canada Politics
Matthew Kellway

Smirking, our Prime Minister explained to the House how $9-billion is the same as $46-billion. But that's not how it works. A very long list of Federal and international policies, standards and guidelines require that military equipment be costed on a lifecycle basis.

MacKay Has Good Reason For That Facepalm

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.11.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - And then there were two.After years of everyone from the prime minister to rookie Tory backbenchers staunchly and defiantly defending the pur...

Ten Problems Harper Could Solve With F-35 Money

Rachel Décoste | Posted 02.06.2013 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

Looks like Christmas came early for Canadian taxpayers: the news leaked that the much-criticized F-35 military jet purchase has been cancelled. The first order should be for Canada to use the money to buy back its once-pristine international reputation. Should $40B not suffice, Canadians might contemplate how the PM could spend the cash!

F-35s Are Costing Tories More Than Money

Keith Beardsley | Posted 02.06.2013 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

Rumours are swirling around Ottawa that the F-35 aircraft purchase is dead. Is it? No one knows just yet, but it would be a shock to see the Conservative government move away from its defense of this much maligned purchase. Either way, this fighter is proving very costly both in a dollar value and in lost political capital for the Conservatives.Certainly if the Conservatives cancel the F-35 program there will be considerable political blow back with the opposition parties shouting "I told you so."

F-35 Purchase CANCELLED: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.07.2012 | Canada Politics

The plan to buy the F-35 fighter jet has faced controversy from the beginning, and now the federal government may just nix the purchase altogether. ...

Tories Miss Own F-35 Deadline

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.08.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government has yet to hire an independent auditor to crunch the numbers on the F-35 deal, more than two months after its self-impo...

Probe Of Controversial Purchase To Be Shut Down?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.28.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The federal government appears set to shut down the only public investigation into Ottawa’s fumbling of the F-35 fighter jet purchase.Andre...

F-35 Purchase Up In The Air

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.16.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives appear to be beating a hasty retreat from a formerly iron-clad commitment to new F-35 stealth-f...

No Back-Up Plan If F-35 Purchase Further Delayed

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - There's little wiggle room to prolong the life of Canada's CF-18 jet fighters beyond 2020 and they may have to be flown gently if there are f...