F-35

Reports of no competition to buy new fighter jets ‘speculation,’ says Trudeau

The prime minister avoided providing a direct response to questions about his high-profile election promise to hold a competition for replacing the CF-18 fleet.

A pilot inspects his CF-18 Hornet fighter jet in preparation for the next mission at Camp Patrice Vincent, Kuwait during Operation IMPACT on January 17, 2015. Photograph courtesy of the Department of National Defence

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, June 22, 2016 4:16 PM

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