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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.

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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.

  

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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