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Brian Topp | The Conservative government's tendency to isolate itself on the international stage gives the Opposition an opportunity to claim the national and international mainstream on a number of issues.
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Matthew Behrens | NDP supporters will be surprised to find their party supports a $23 billion war budget. Slightly more than $63 million a day is spent, the daily equivalent of 420 affordable housing units.
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Kimball Cariou | The price of the Conservatives' 20-year military budget, the Canada First Defence Strategy, would likely be in the $415-440 billion range, or about $13,000 per Canadian. It should be a campaign issue.
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Yves Engler | In taking part in the NATO attack on Libya, the prime minister is on his way to justifying the cost of his purchase of the F-35 fighter jets, and the media already helps with justification propaganda.
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Steve Staples and ceasefire.ca | Sign a petition by ceasefire.ca to say 'No' to the federal government's purchase of F-35 stealth fighters. If you need any reasons, check out this story...
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Steven Staples | In 1960, the outgoing U.S. president warned against a military-industrial complex undermining democracy. The F-35 debate will show if Canada's military-industrial complex has succeeded in this.
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Mitch Podolak, Michael Welch, Ashley Titterton | Alert! Radio #161 - Interviews with Steven Staples and observers of the mayoralty races in Toronto, Winnipeg and Edmonton. Headlines, Around the Left in 7 Days and Music is the Weapon.
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A F-35 stealth fighter on October 12, 2008 at the Fort Worth Alliance Airport.
Steven Staples | A showdown between the Liberals and Conservative over the $16-billion fighter jet purchase suggests it could become a major issue in the next election.