What’s Canada Buying? October 24, 2012
- F-35 Tug o’ War (1) “Government attempts to water down a report from a Commons committee inquiry into Auditor General Michael Ferguson’s scathing report last spring on Canada’s acquisition of the F-35 stealth warplane have held the report back for nearly a month, the opposition parties say. Liberal MP Gerry Byrne (Humber-St. Barbe-Baie Verte, Nfld.) told The Hill Times on Tuesday the government is attempting to “whitewash” the report from the Public Accounts Committee, after Conservative MPs last month ended an NDP filibuster on the panel to send it into in camera sessions to prepare findings after rejecting opposition calls for more witnesses. The committee, which heard only eight hours of testimony on the planned $25-billion F-35 acquisition before Parliament’s summer recess, has held four in camera meetings since Oct. 2 to hammer out a report, with another session scheduled for Thursday. But Mr. Byrne and NDP MP Malcolm Allen (Welland, Ont.) indicated government MPs, not the opposition, are causing the delay as both sides go over a draft report that was prepared with the assistance of independent analysts from the Library of Parliament and Commons committee staff ….”
- F-35 Tug o’ War (2) More on the “He Says versus They Say” on whether other other contenders are being considered in the Which’ll Be Canada’s Next Fighter? Contest here and here.
- Wanted: Up to 1,000 Night Vision Goggle Helmet Mounts for someone that the CF’ll deliver them to - a bit more technical detail here.
- Wanted: Someone for catering services as required for Windsor, Cedar Springs, Chatham, London, St. Thomas, Stratford, Port Stanley, Sarnia, Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo, Hamilton, Burlington, Grimsby, St. Catherines, Welland, Brantford and Simcoe – more details on desired menus here.