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Stuart Trew | One area where the gap between rhetoric and reality has received less attention in Conservative government economic policy is its management of military equipment procurement.
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Geoffrey Stevens | The U.S. F-35 purchase cost could fund school lunches for all 55 million U.S. grade school students for a decade.
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Pro Bono, Laura Bowman | Can the government of the day bind future legislatures to spend money through entering into contracts, whether they be collective agreements, or ordinary contracts to expend money over multiple years?
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Gerry Caplan | The Harperites have been smugly confident they can repeat 2011's majority against the even more vulnerable "socialists" of Thomas Mulcair. Or were so until last week's huge setbacks.
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John Warnock | Absent from all the political hype around the F-35 purchase is any discussion of the central issue: where is the need for this aircraft within Canada's broad military policy?
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Simon Enoch | "The time for accountability has arrived." These were the first words written by Stephen Harper in the Conservatives' 2006 election platform, "Stand Up for Canada."
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Duncan Cameron | The Harper Conservatives may think they have a right to govern as they please, and they act as though the opposition parties have to accept what they decide: political reality suggests otherwise.
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Duncan Cameron | Even its mainstream media supporters are now angry with the Harper Conservatives for concealing the true costs of the F-35 fighter jet.
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Linda McQuaig | There’s a striking photo of Ronald Reagan and members of his inner circle, cocktails in hand, practically doubled over with laughter. It’s easy to imagine a similar scene here.
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Derrick O'Keefe | The real content behind this fighter jets scandal is the militarism and corporate power the Harper government serves.
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Democracy Watch | As the federal Integrity Commissioner did in a recent report, the Auditor General kept secret the names of wrongdoers in his report on the fighter jet purchase multi-billion dollar boondoggle.
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Emma Lui | Yesterday, the Council of Canadians landed a large toy F-35 fighter jet on Parliament Hill to demand that the federal government invest in water services not fighter jets.