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NDP calls feds’ $645,000 outside audit of F-35 fighter jets acquisition ‘a ploy’

New information that Treasury Board President Tony Clement has provided to the House of Commons shows a $645,000 outside audit of the controversial F-35 fighter jets acquisition was a ploy to delay public release of new cost forecasts for the stealth jets that the government had nearly seven months ago, says NDP MP Matthew Kellway.

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NDP MP Matthew Kellway told The Hill Times the government has wasted the $645,000 it is paying KPMG to review costs that have already been vetted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office in reports to Congress, as well as by the U.S. Department of National Defence.

 

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NDP calls feds’ $645,000 outside audit of F-35 fighter jets acquisition ‘a ploy’

New information that Treasury Board President Tony Clement has provided to the House of Commons shows a $645,000 outside audit of the controversial F-35 fighter jets acquisition was a ploy to delay public release of new cost forecasts for the stealth jets that the government had nearly seven months ago, says NDP MP Matthew Kellway.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
NDP MP Matthew Kellway told The Hill Times the government has wasted the $645,000 it is paying KPMG to review costs that have already been vetted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office in reports to Congress, as well as by the U.S. Department of National Defence.

 

  

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
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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