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Conservative government won't buy 14 additional F-35s anticipated for fleet attrition

'The government will not spend more than $9-billion on aircraft to replace Canada’s aging CF-18s,' says Associate Defence Minister Julian Fantino's communications director.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Associate Defence Minister Julian Fantino, pictured at a committee meeting.

PARLIAMENT HILL—The government has ruled out an additional round of F-35 fighter jets that one expert says would have added a minimum of $1-billion to the $9-billion purchase price the government has been citing in the controversy over the plan to acquire the stealth warplanes.

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Conservative government won't buy 14 additional F-35s anticipated for fleet attrition

'The government will not spend more than $9-billion on aircraft to replace Canada’s aging CF-18s,' says Associate Defence Minister Julian Fantino's communications director.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Associate Defence Minister Julian Fantino, pictured at a committee meeting.

PARLIAMENT HILL—The government has ruled out an additional round of F-35 fighter jets that one expert says would have added a minimum of $1-billion to the $9-billion purchase price the government has been citing in the controversy over the plan to acquire the stealth warplanes.

  

Parliamentary Calendar
Monday, April 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK's 'A Taste of the Arctic' shindig on April 7, Ottawa, photographs by Cynthia Münster April 14, 2014

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A happy crowd at ITK's 'Taste of Arctic' at the NAC gathers for a picture. The annual event, held in Ottawa by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is meant showcase Inuit culture. Some 350 attend the party, including a number of MPs, Senators, Cabinet minister, lobbyists and journalists.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
National Inuit Leader and ITK President Terry Audla shows off his seal vest to Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Environics' Meredith Taylor and Greg MacEachern with ITK's Stephen Hendrie.
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Justice Minister Peter MacKay, his son Kian, and ITK president Terry Audla.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK president Terry Audla and Abbas Rana, assistant deputy editor at The Hill Times and Party Central columnist.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, ITK President Terry Audla, Laureen Harper, and local Ottawa photographer Michelle Valberg.
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ITK President Terry Audla and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.
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A platter of smoked fish.
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Conservative MP Colin Carrie.
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Seal hash martinis.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
NDP MP Dennis Bevington, who represents the Western Arctic, N.W.T., and Chris Farris.
The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
ITK President and National Inuit Leader Terry Audla.
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Beatrice Dear entertains the crowd.

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