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Cost For F-35 Fleet Could Reach $126 Billion: Expert

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A new report by two think-tanks says the operating costs of Canada's proposed new stealth fighter could be considerably higher than what Harp...

Tories Aim To Fix Totally Broken System

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The equipment needs of the Canadian military will be assessed with a more skeptical eye under the Harper government's new system of defence p...

Watching the Watchdog: An Ode to Kevin Page

Tim Knight | Posted 05.29.2013 | Canada
Tim Knight

Last week saw the end of the tenure of Canada's first and, so far, only Parliamentary Budget Officer. He is a genuine Canadian hero. While so many other Canadian civil servants (and politicians) went along with the Harperite parliamentary thuggery, Page simply did his job.

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...

Pentagon Grounds F-35s Due To Engine Blade Crack

CBC | Posted 04.24.2013 | Canada Politics

Flights of all F-35 fighter planes were suspended Friday by the Pentagon after a routine check exposed a crack on a turbine blade of an aircraft. ...

Watching the Watchdog: Think Newspapers Are Over? Read This

Tim Knight | Posted 02.27.2013 | Canada
Tim Knight

Just before our recent over-sentimental overindulgence in gifts, food, drink and religion, the Star came out with a massive two-page spread titled "A Culture of Secrecy." It's a splendid rebuttal to the myth spreading through our culture that newspapers like the Star are doomed.

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...

KPMG To Review F-35 Costs

CBC | Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Politics

A contract to review the costs of Canada's fighter jet replacement program has been awarded to the audit firm KPMG, the federal government said Friday...

Canada's $47,000 Photo Op

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.05.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - An oft-maligned 2010 news conference to announce a plan to buy 65 stealth fighters cost taxpayers more than $47,000, say documents tabled in ...

Tories Redraw Military Wish List

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.03.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Harper government is redrafting its extensive, multi-billion shopping list of equipment for the Canadian military in an exercise many obs...

A Rigged Deal?

CBC | Posted 07.05.2012 | Canada Politics

The government not only misled Canadians regarding the costs of the F-35 but the procurement process was "manipulated" to achieve the gov...

Harper Accounts For F-35 Price Tag Shock

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2012 | Canada Politics

CARTAGENA, Colombia - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the full cost of his government's plan to purchase the F-35 stealth fighters has been "well k...

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...