Tamara Lorincz and Steven Staples comment on the government’s plan to purchase F-35 stealth fighters (Tamara Lorincz & Steven Staples, “Ottawa off course on jets,” Chronicle-Herald, 11 December 2010): Representatives from the Department of National Defence were in Halifax recently to promote the controversial purchase of stealth fighter jets. Unfortunately, they did not give a […]
Steven Staples’ op-ed detailing why the Conservative government’s intended $16 billion F-35 fighter jets are the wrong plane for Canada appeared in today’s edition of Embassy. Click here for the full article. Photo by World’s Saddest Man
Here are some links to media outlets reporting on the just released F-35 report: Jane Taber, “Defence expert decries purchase of ‘shock-and-awe’ fighter jets,” Globe and Mail, 14 October 2010 Juliet O’Neill, “Scrap F-35s for cheaper drones, defence analyst argues,” Ottawa Citizen, 14 October 2010 Canadian Press, “F-35 ‘flying Cadillac’ doesn’t meet Canada’s needs: Report,” […]
We do not need ‘flying cadillacs’ to provide security to Canada and North America. The government, air force, and defence companies have made it clear why they want them, but not why Canada needs them, and why Canadians should pay for them.