A high-level panel of bureaucrats to supervise the multi-billion-dollar acquisition of new fighter jets will be led by top officials from the same departments that were at the centre of a report from Auditor General Michael Ferguson last month that accused the government of withholding $10-billion in costs for 65 F-35 stealth fighters.
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Liberal MP Omar Alghabra is the ‘first parliamentary secretary to be tasked to exercise leadership in this area,’ according to the Prime Minister's Office, but unions say they haven’t heard from him yet.
'We will not accept a situation where we are not being given the information we are looking for,' says Transport Minister Marc Garneau of the deadly Jan. 8 plane crash in Iran that left 57 Canadians dead.
'They’ll probably disregard a lot, and, say, ‘Well, that was Andrew, I’m a different person, and I won’t have the same challenges that he had. My approach will be different,' says Conservative MP Stephanie Kusie.