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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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Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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