F 35 Fighter Jet

Feds Done Looking At F-35 Rivals

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The ball is now firmly in the Harper government's court when it comes to deciding whether to stick with the oft-maligned F-35 fighter jet pro...

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...

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.

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."

Tories Accused Of Whitewashing F-35 Review

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The NDP accused the Conservatives of using a House of Commons committee to whitewash the auditor general's scathing indictment of the governm...

PHOTOS: Inside The Giant Factory Building Canada's F-35s

The Huffington Post Quebec | Nicolas Laffont | Posted 07.24.2012 | Canada Business

The Lockheed-Martin plant in Fort Worth, Texas, where Canada’s F-35 jets are being manufactured, is gigantic. You need a motorized cart to get ar...

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-35s: It's Not that They are Expensive. It's that They are Useless.

Elizabeth May | Posted 06.09.2012 | Canada Politics
Elizabeth May

The F-35s are single engine planes. Asked what will happen if the engine fails, Peter MacKay replied, "It won't." We need planes for search and rescue. The F-35 is not appropriate for search and rescue.

Report: F-35 Purchase Plan Slammed

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.03.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government froze spending Tuesday on the multi-billion-dollar plan to buy new jet fighters minutes after the auditor general produ...