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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.

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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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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.
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National Inuit Leader and ITK President Terry Audla shows off his seal vest to Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
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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.
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ITK president Terry Audla and Abbas Rana, assistant deputy editor at The Hill Times and Party Central columnist.
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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.
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NDP MP Dennis Bevington, who represents the Western Arctic, N.W.T., and Chris Farris.
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ITK President and National Inuit Leader Terry Audla.
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Beatrice Dear entertains the crowd.

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