Now not a good time to purchase F-35s: poll

According to the latest CTV/Globe/Nanos Poll, when asked about the Harper government’s plan to purchase F-35 jet fighters, 68% of Canadians believe that now is not the right time to purchase the aircraft.

Canadians identified healthcare as their number one unprompted issue of concern.  29% of respondents named it their top priority, next to 18% who consider jobs/economy their main concern. Military and foreign policy issues do not appear among the top five issues named by respondents.

Further coverage:

John Ibbitson, “Canadians don’t share Harper’s zest for fighter jets, debt reduction, poll shows,” Globe and Mail, 21 March 2011.

Tags: Defence policy, F-35, Healthcare, Nanos, Poll