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Liberal MP tables motion at Public Accounts Committee to investigate AG's findings that government hid F-35 costs

The motion calls for testimony from Lieutenant-General André Deschamps, chief of air staff at National Defence; Dan Ross, the department’s deputy minister for materiel; two F-35 project managers; four senior managers and deputy ministers from Industry Canada and Public Works and Government Services Canada; as well as Mr. Ferguson and Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page.

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National Defence Minister Peter MacKay, pictured at a recent House committee. Auditor General Michael Ferguson says in his report tabled in Parliament Tuesday that the total cost of buying, maintaining and operating the fleet of 65 stealth fighters would be a minimum of $25-billion over 20 years instead of just over $14-billion DND was claiming publicly.

OTTAWA—The opposition parties have set the stage to confront the Conservative government over scorching allegations from Auditor General Michael Ferguson that the Department of National Defence failed to disclose billions of dollars in costs for the F-35 stealth-fighter jet project.

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Liberal MP tables motion at Public Accounts Committee to investigate AG's findings that government hid F-35 costs

The motion calls for testimony from Lieutenant-General André Deschamps, chief of air staff at National Defence; Dan Ross, the department’s deputy minister for materiel; two F-35 project managers; four senior managers and deputy ministers from Industry Canada and Public Works and Government Services Canada; as well as Mr. Ferguson and Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
National Defence Minister Peter MacKay, pictured at a recent House committee. Auditor General Michael Ferguson says in his report tabled in Parliament Tuesday that the total cost of buying, maintaining and operating the fleet of 65 stealth fighters would be a minimum of $25-billion over 20 years instead of just over $14-billion DND was claiming publicly.

OTTAWA—The opposition parties have set the stage to confront the Conservative government over scorching allegations from Auditor General Michael Ferguson that the Department of National Defence failed to disclose billions of dollars in costs for the F-35 stealth-fighter jet project.

  
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Politicians, Candidates come out for Toronto Pride Parade, June 28, 2015 June 29, 2015

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On Sunday, Toronto didn't have to wait for the rain to stop for the rainbows to appear, or the politicians. Pictured here, federal and Ontario Liberal leaders Justin Trudeau and Kathleen Wynne, joined by MPs Chrystia Freeland, Carolyn Bennett, and Bob Rae. Candidates Bill Morneau, Salma Zahid, and Bill Blair were there, too.

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NDP Leader Tom Mulcair, really playing up the beard thing at this year's pride.

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Green Party Leader Elizabeth May alongside candidates Gord Miller, Mike Schreiner, and deputy leader of the Green Party of Ontario, Mark Daye.

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A first this year was a Conservative contingent actually walking in the parade. They were calling themselves the LGTBTories. Among them were MP Bernard Trottier, candidate for Toronto-Centre Julian Di Battista, and Status of Women and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.

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NDP Toronto MPs Matthew Kellway and Craig Scott, with Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and candidate for Toronto-Centre Linda McQuaig.

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Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett carrying the banner with the Women's College Hospital in the parade.

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In an appearance that has sparked some backlash among social-conservative Conservatives, MPPs Jack MacLaren and Lisa MacLeod marched alongside Ontario Progressive Conservative Party Leader Patrick Brown.

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