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U.S. government spending watchdog raises more red flags about F-35's soaring costs, delays and major failures

NDP MP Matthew Kellway says Conservative government's F-35 purchase like buying 'a pig in a poke' for $1-billion.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
NDP MP Matthew Kellway criticizes the government's F-35 purchase.

PARLIAMENT HILL—A U.S. government spending watchdog raised more red flags about soaring costs, delays and major failures in the F-35 stealth fighter jet program on Thursday, warning also of the impact the setbacks will have on eight other countries taking part in the project, including Canada.

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U.S. government spending watchdog raises more red flags about F-35's soaring costs, delays and major failures

NDP MP Matthew Kellway says Conservative government's F-35 purchase like buying 'a pig in a poke' for $1-billion.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
NDP MP Matthew Kellway criticizes the government's F-35 purchase.

PARLIAMENT HILL—A U.S. government spending watchdog raised more red flags about soaring costs, delays and major failures in the F-35 stealth fighter jet program on Thursday, warning also of the impact the setbacks will have on eight other countries taking part in the project, including Canada.

  

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Friday, September 19, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

Photo courtesy Summa Strategies
The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
Photograph provided Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
Photograph courtesy Hill and Knowlton Strategies
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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