So basically, the Department of National Defence (DND) pushed hard for the F-35 from the very beginning. Almost deciding that it was the jet, without considering any other options like the Eurofighter, or Super Hornet. They told the government Canada needed a 5th generation stealthy plane and the F-35 was really the only option.
Now there are huge cost over runs and the Conservative government is trying to back out of part or all of the program.
We should have just bought the Super Hornet in the first place. What in the world does Canada need a stealth fighter for? To patrol our own arctic?!
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