Fighter jet procurement

Super Hornet decision the best of some bad options

However ugly, the move will help the military and Canada's defence industry in the short and long term.

Former public works, industry, and defence ministers Rona Ambrose, left, Peter MacKay, right, and Tony Clement inspect an F-35 fighter jet in 2010. Bad choices by the former Conservative government, National Defence, and the Royal Canadian Air Force have caused the competition to replace Canada's CF-18 jets to drag on and waste resources, writes Brett Boudreau. Photograph courtesy of the Department of National Defence

By BRETT BOUDREAU

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016 12:00 AM

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