Opposition MPs push back on shutting down House probe into F-35s, Grit MP Bryne says it ‘smacks of corruption’ to close down committee

The opposition parties have held off a government attempt to shut down a Commons inquiry into Auditor General Michael Ferguson’s scathing report on the government’s plan to spend $25-billion on a fleet of F-35 stealth fighter jets.

Conservative MP Andrew Saxton, right, pictured in this file photo with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, is the ranking Conservative member on the House Public Accounts Committee. The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright

By Tim Naumetz

PUBLISHED :Tuesday, May 29, 2012 3:27 PM

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