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NDP calls feds’ attempts to convince Parliament they're considering alternatives to F-35s a ‘red herring’; Public Works rejects claims it prefers F-35 fighter jets

The federal government is under fire over what critics call a “red herring” attempt to convince Parliament it intends to consider alternatives to the F-35 stealth warplane to replace Canada’s aging fleet of fighter jets.

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Auditor General Michael Ferguson, pictured in this file photo at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa. Opposition critics say the government intends to rewrite the AG's scathing report on the planned acquisition with an independent review designed to contradict the AG's findings tabled in Parliament in April.

 

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NDP calls feds’ attempts to convince Parliament they're considering alternatives to F-35s a ‘red herring’; Public Works rejects claims it prefers F-35 fighter jets

The federal government is under fire over what critics call a “red herring” attempt to convince Parliament it intends to consider alternatives to the F-35 stealth warplane to replace Canada’s aging fleet of fighter jets.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Auditor General Michael Ferguson, pictured in this file photo at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa. Opposition critics say the government intends to rewrite the AG's scathing report on the planned acquisition with an independent review designed to contradict the AG's findings tabled in Parliament in April.

 

  

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Monday, May 4, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Famous 5 Ottawa recognizes Wynne as a nation builder May 1, 2015

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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne arriving at the NAC on Thursday, April 30, 2015. She was being recognized as a nation builder by Famous 5 Ottawa.

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Premier Wynne making a grand entrance to a standing ovation of Hill women on Thursday, April 30.

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Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson going in for a handshake with Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne.

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Famous 5 Ottawa's founding chair Isabel Metcalfe and Malini Giridhar, vice-president of gas supply and business development at Enbridge. Ms Wynne joins a growing list of women who have been recognized for their leadership and courage in advancing equality.

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Maclean's journalists Paul Wells and Michael Petrou.

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