Steven Staples joins CPAC’s Goldhawk Live on F-35

Steven Staples joined host Dale Goldhawk on Sunday for a look at the F-35 jets.

Guests:

Elinor Sloan, Associate Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science at Carleton University; former defence analyst with Canada’s Department of National Defence;

Steven Staples, President of the Rideau Institute, a public policy think-tank; Director of Security Programs for the Polaris Institute for 15 years;

(by phone) Alan Williams, former procurement specialist with the federal government;

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Steven Staples joined host Dale Goldhawk on Sunday for a look at the F-35 jets.

The purchase of F-35 stealth fighter jets by the Canadian government is, depending upon who you ask, either possible or probable. Minister of Defence Peter Mackay has been consistent in his remarks about the purchase of the jets and what they will add to Canada’s future air force capability. The cost is the point of contention for many critics, and, this week, the ability of the jets to communicate with other aircraft immediately has been questioned.

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