Political reality may force Tories to change broken record routine on F-35
When it comes to the F-35 fighter jet purchase, the Harper government has become so well-versed in the art of denial, it can’t say yes.
The Pentagon said Monday it will cancel 13 of the Lockheed Martin strike fighters to save $1.6-billion next year. It also proposed delaying the purchase of 179 F-35s beyond 2017 to save billions more
Yet, amid the wavering of our allies, the song from Julian Fantino, the Associate Minister of Defence, has remained the same. Canada’s plan is on course, there has been no increase in price and anyone who says otherwise isn’t willing to give the men and women in the military the tools they need.