Opposition renews demands for competitive F-35 bid process

Canada's Defence Minister Peter MacKay. (REUTERS/Chris Wattie)

Canada's Defence Minister Peter MacKay. (REUTERS/Chris Wattie)

Daniel Proussalidis, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 8:11 PM ET

OTTAWA - Just ahead of a new report on updated cost estimates for the F-35 fighter jet, the opposition is renewing demands that the replacement of Canada's old CF-18 fighters be opened to competitive bidding, instead of the Conservatives' "seven-point" plan to re-set the jet-buying process.

"Instead of following their seven-point program, they should inspire themselves with 12-point programs and start by admitting they have a problem," NDP leader Thomas Mulcair said Tuesday.


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