The F-35 Jets are in fact $25 Billion. The Auditor Generals’ report showed the full costs of a proposed $25-billion fighter jet purchase was HIDDEN from the public. This figure of $25 Billion was apparently in the Harper government’s second set of books that the Harper government DIDN'T tell Canadians about.
The Opposition parties (NDP, Liberals & Green) have demanded a committee hearing to get to the bottom of this fraud, to find those responsible and to prevent Canadian tax dollars from being wasted. The hearing begins Thursday.
This week, the Harper government and the Opposition have been meeting to discuss evidence and witnesses for that hearing. We are always hear from the Harper government that they are 'transparent'. Yet, they will NOT permit these hearings to be public. Further to that, the Harper government is refusing to cooperate by voting down any and all witnesses and evidence the Opposition Parties have put forward. The Harper government says they have nothing to hide. Then why are they trying to sabotage the Parliamentary process?