f-35 auditor general
Significant items were missing from the Canadian government's cost estimates for F-35 fighter jets Auditor General Michael
As a general rule I find it's hard to get overly outraged when the scandalousness in question is the result of a) politicians lying, b) politicians wasting money, or c) politicians lying about wasting money.Lucky we have lots of pundits who are great at filling holes!
The pressure on Defence Minister Peter MacKay to step down over the auditor general's scathing report on the F-35 purchase
Canada’s Auditor General, Michael Ferguson, released a report Tuesday which found the Conservative government’s procurement
The F-35 scandal has shown how the Prime Minister and senior government officials are very reluctant to penalize anyone, especially themselves. The good government watchdog agencies must all be given the power to penalize wrongdoers with high fines -- to bite not just bark.
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?
The irony in the whole F-35 aircraft controversy is that no matter how good the strike aircraft may be, its full capacity will probably never be used by Canada. The present CF-18 plane that it is supposed to replace was also never used to its full potential, although it shot up Libyan installations that never fired back.
These recent weeks have not been the best of times for the fate of the F-35 fighter jet, as the auditor general's devastating