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Tory Public Accounts Committee members studying F-35 purchase avoid criticizing senior officials, opposition MPs deliver own reports

'In the case of the government’s decision to acquire the F-35, the process has been flawed, manipulated and not transparent,' says NDP dissenting report.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose is responsible for the National Fighter Procurement Secretariat to oversee the F-35 purchase.

PARLIAMENT HILL—The Conservative majority on the Public Accounts Committee studying F-35 fighter jet mismanagement and breach of procurement policy has avoided criticizing senior officials at the head of the project in a new report, and has given the Department of National Defence until next February to provide the committee with a “workplan” for estimating billions of dollars in future operating cost.

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Tory Public Accounts Committee members studying F-35 purchase avoid criticizing senior officials, opposition MPs deliver own reports

'In the case of the government’s decision to acquire the F-35, the process has been flawed, manipulated and not transparent,' says NDP dissenting report.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose is responsible for the National Fighter Procurement Secretariat to oversee the F-35 purchase.

PARLIAMENT HILL—The Conservative majority on the Public Accounts Committee studying F-35 fighter jet mismanagement and breach of procurement policy has avoided criticizing senior officials at the head of the project in a new report, and has given the Department of National Defence until next February to provide the committee with a “workplan” for estimating billions of dollars in future operating cost.

  

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Sunday, December 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Maher, Den Tandt's Barrack Hill Balladeers perform at Tunes for Ottawa Food Bank shindig at D'Arcy's, Dec. 17 Dec. 18, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Dylan Robertson
D'Arcy McGees was packed on Wednesday night as Hill journalists, staffers. GR and PR folks came out to raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank.
Photograph courtesy of Mark Bourrie
Stephen Maher and Michael Den Tant performing alongside fellow Barrack Hill Balladeers at D'Arcy's Wednesday night.
Photograph courtesy of Stephen Maher
Mark Fraser and Bobby Watt start off the evening with Irish folk song Carrickfergus.
Embassy News Photograph courtesy of Laura Beaulne-Stuebing
Mark Fraser, Stephen Maher, Michael Den Tant and Celeste Côté.
The Hill Times photograph by Rachel Aiello
The Barrack Hill Balladeers had been practising for a while before their performance, said Stephen Maher. The crowd enjoyed them.

MICHAEL DE ADDER'S TAKE