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Feds to delay F-35 decision until after next federal election

The government has delayed its current schedule to sign a contract for an initial delivery of Lockheed-Martin F-35 stealth fighter jets to Canada until after the 2015 federal election year, The Hill Times has learned.

Public Works Minister Diane Finley’s department is responsible for the National Fighter Procurement Secretariat. The secretariat told The Hill Times in an email: ‘We will take no decision on the replacement of our CF-18 fleet until our seven-point-plan [to review the F-35 acquisition], the F-35 Joint Program Office has amended the ‘buy profile’ by shifting Canada’s schedule by one year in order to support planning and the development of cost estimates. This moves the national date of first delivery from 2017 to 2018.’ The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

 

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Feds to delay F-35 decision until after next federal election

The government has delayed its current schedule to sign a contract for an initial delivery of Lockheed-Martin F-35 stealth fighter jets to Canada until after the 2015 federal election year, The Hill Times has learned.

Public Works Minister Diane Finley’s department is responsible for the National Fighter Procurement Secretariat. The secretariat told The Hill Times in an email: ‘We will take no decision on the replacement of our CF-18 fleet until our seven-point-plan [to review the F-35 acquisition], the F-35 Joint Program Office has amended the ‘buy profile’ by shifting Canada’s schedule by one year in order to support planning and the development of cost estimates. This moves the national date of first delivery from 2017 to 2018.’ The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

 

  

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Friday, March 6, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Manning Networking Conference 2015 - Day 1 panels March 6, 2015

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Former Conservative Cabinet minister Chuck Strahl opens up the first day of panel discussions.

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The crowd at the Manning Centre Networking conference on March 6.

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The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright

Rex Murphy

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Finance Minister Joe Oliver spoke about strengthening the confidence of taxpayers and investors.

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Finance Minister Joe Oliver, Manning Centre board member Robin Martin and Canadian Taxpayers Federation's Michael Binnion spoke about strengthening the confidence of taxpayers and investors.

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Former Conservative Cabinet minister Monte Solberg spoke on a panel about market-based environmental conservation.

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The crowd.

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Summa Strategies' Jim Armour, Preston Manning, National Post's John Ivison and the Toronto Stars' Susan Delacourt speak about the results of a new niational public opinion survey.

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National Post columnist John Ivison.

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Toronto Star reporter Susan Delacourt

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The Hill Times Photograph by Jake Wright
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Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski speaks to Manning Centre Networking Conference attendees about energy, the environment and the economy.
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Alberta Premier Jim Prentice talks to Manning Centre Networking conference attendees about energy, the environment and the economy.

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