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 program.After almost 18 months of exhaustive research...
MONTREAL - Canada's aerospace industry could lose about $10.5 billion worth of contracts over several decades if the federal government ultimately decides not to purchase the controversial F-35 Stealt...
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, senior company officials have held wide-ranging br...
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.
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.
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!
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."
OTTAWA - The NDP accused the Conservatives of using a House of Commons committee to whitewash the auditor general's scathing indictment of the government's mammoth F-35 jet fighter procurement.The NDP...
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 around the place. The assembly line, with its dozen or so...
OTTAWA - The federal government appears set to shut down the only public investigation into Ottawa’s fumbling of the F-35 fighter jet purchase.Andrew Saxton, parliamentary secretary to the President o...
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.
OTTAWA - The Harper government froze spending Tuesday on the multi-billion-dollar plan to buy new jet fighters minutes after the auditor general produced a withering report accusing the Department of...