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Feds Done Looking At F-35 Rivals

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...

Ten Problems Harper Could Solve With F-35 Money

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!
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F-35s Are Costing Tories More Than Money

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."

A Very Un-Conservative Government Initiative

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.
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Rae Demands Harper's Resignation

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.The interim Liberal leader says Harper "lied" to Ca...
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Answers to F-35 Fiasco Lie in a Black Box of Bureaucracy

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?