Conservatives deceptive on F-35 purchase

When it comes to the costs of the F-35 stealth fighter jets, Colin Mayes and the Conservative Party failed to be up front with Canadians.

When it comes to the costs of the F-35 stealth fighter jets, Colin Mayes and the Conservative Party failed to be up front with Canadians.Mayes claims that the F-35 is “the best airplane” for the cost. (Shuswap Market News, April 13)But the recent Auditor General’s report has shredded the Conservatives’ deception about the project: Stephen Harper low-balled Canadians on the project’s total cost.The report confirms the government knew the F-35 would cost $25 billion, but told Canadians $15 billion. That’s a $10 billion mismanagement of your money.Nearly two years ago, the Liberals first raised a red flag about these concerns — only to meet with Conservative deception. Mr. Mayes and the Conservative Party must stop being reckless with your tax dollars. Canada should hold an open competition to secure the planes our troops need at the right price.John McKay, Defence Critic,
Liberal Party of Canada

Salmon Arm Observer

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