Harper’s attack on Liberal plan to scrap F-35 purchase shows Tories always intended to go ahead despite ‘options analysis’: critics

Auditor General Michael Ferguson, pictured in this file photo at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa. His 2012 report on the F-35 acquistion accused the Department of National Defence of withholding more than $10-billion worth of operating costs when the department informed Parliament in March 2011 that the fleet of 65 F-35s would cost an estimated $14.7-billion to acquire and sustain over a 20-year period. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By Tim Naumetz

PUBLISHED : Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 2:23 PM

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