Feds’ purchase of F-35s indicates Canada has given up on peace-building as best route to global security
It’s now clear for all to see that militarism has taken over Canada’s foreign policy.
Defence Minister Anita Anand announced on Jan. 9 that the government had finalized its deal to replace the Air Force's again fleet of CF-18 fighter jets with 88 Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets. It's estimated to cost $19-billion, but will cost about $70-billion for the entire lifecycle of the jets. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade