F-35 saga


Ottawa to shut down committee looking into F-35 procurement

The Conservative government will shut down a parliamentary committee discussing the findings of an Auditor General’s report that accused it of lack of transparency in the process of buying F-35 fighter jets for the military.


Department of Defence’s purchasing process broken, says budget watchdog

The Department of Defence’s buying processes is broken and wrong, says parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page. He made the comments in an interview with the CBC’s Evan Solomon on Thursday after having testified at a committee in Ottawa, saying that his office did not receive information requested from the Department of Defence on the government’s expected costs for the life cycle of the F-35 jets considered to replace Canada’s aging Cf-18 fleet.