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Build new fighter jets in Canada, says NDP MP Garrison, as feds look for economically attractive bids

By Mike Lapointe & Neil Moss      

The NDP’s defence critic says he ‘believes it’s possible' for the winning jets to be built at home, but one expert says the government risks picking a ‘sub-optimal’ plane if it goes for a cheaper, made-in-Canada option.

The government has launched its formal request for bids from suppliers to acquire 88 advanced fighter jets to replace the Canadian Armed Forces aging fleet of CF-18s, pictured. DND photograph courtesy of Cpl. Jean-Roch Chabot

After Public Services and Procurement Canada launched its request for bids for 88 advanced fighter jets on July 23, the NDP defence critic says he’d like to see the winning bidder build the jets here in Canada.

Neil Moss

Neil Moss is a reporter at The Hill Times covering federal politics, foreign policy, and defence. 
- nmoss@hilltimes.com


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