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Harper Wants To Buy 4 F-35s By 2017: Pentagon Briefing

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.07.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A leaked Pentagon briefing says Canada has signalled to Washington that it wants to buy at least four F-35 stealth fighters, but a spokesman ...

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, ...

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. ...

A Very Un-Conservative Government Initiative

Dylan Marando | Posted 06.17.2012 | Canada Politics
Dylan Marando

It is worth noting that last week the government updated a policy initiative which is neither conservative nor partisan. Canada's Open Government Action Plan is a mildly impressive document which could be the foundation for dramatically improved information sharing and citizen engagement.

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.

Answers to F-35 Fiasco Lie in a Black Box of Bureaucracy

Keith Beardsley | Posted 06.04.2012 | Canada
Keith Beardsley

The DND released information on the total cost of the program but failed to include billions of dollars in long term costs, a significant item. Who made the decision to release inadequate information? Did no one object internally? When the minister used these released figures, did no one in the department red flag it for the minister to say the number was not completely accurate?

Rae Demands Harper's Resignation

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.04.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Bob Rae is laying the blame for the stealth-fighter fiasco squarely on Stephen Harper — and he's demanding the prime minister's resignation...