December 11, 2012
Opposition renews demands for competitive F-35 bid process
By Daniel Proussalidis, Parliamentary Bureau
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.