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Joint Cabinet ministers’ statement suggests DND was briefed annually on cost of F-35 jets

A joint statement by four Cabinet ministers who were in charge of various aspects of the proposed $25-billion F-35 fighter jet project indicates the Department of National Defence was briefed annually on cost increases in the aircraft’s development and production even though Auditor General Michael Ferguson has reported the department did not inform Parliament or the government it had the information.

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Auditor General Michael Ferguson reported National Defence knew the F-35s would cost Canada a total of $25-billion for acquiring the fleet of 65 jets and operation and maintenance over 20 years when it told Parliament in March 2011 the cost would be $14.7-billion.

 

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Joint Cabinet ministers’ statement suggests DND was briefed annually on cost of F-35 jets

A joint statement by four Cabinet ministers who were in charge of various aspects of the proposed $25-billion F-35 fighter jet project indicates the Department of National Defence was briefed annually on cost increases in the aircraft’s development and production even though Auditor General Michael Ferguson has reported the department did not inform Parliament or the government it had the information.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Auditor General Michael Ferguson reported National Defence knew the F-35s would cost Canada a total of $25-billion for acquiring the fleet of 65 jets and operation and maintenance over 20 years when it told Parliament in March 2011 the cost would be $14.7-billion.

 

  

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