Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Conservative Government Will Be Forced To Change F-35 Costs Again Tommorrow
Looks like the Conservative government will again have to adjust the life-cycle costs of the F-35 purchase. Opposition parties are set to pounce on Defence Minister Peter Mackay over new revelations the government never told Canadains about all the costs associated with the F-35 program.
In another embarrassing example of the government not reporting the numbers accurately, it was learned today by the Canadian Press that the government failed to include the costs of batteries used in television and dvd player remotes used in the training classrooms by DND.
This new revelation will bump the "life-cycle costs" of the F-35 up another $113.69 over the next 30 years. Bob Rae is said to be seething that the government hid the cost of these AA batteries from Canadians, and will again demand the PM resign.
Newly elected NDP leader Thomas Mulclair is rumoured to announce a news conference in the morning, issuing a scathing rebuttal of the government as it turns out the batteries will be purchased by DND outside the province of Quebec, and will claim it is further proof of the PM's divisive style of governing.