The Harper Government is finding itself in retreat on a number of issues lately. They have finally come to their senses, as have other countries, regarding the purchase of F-35 fighter jets. The costs of these jets over recent months kept going up. The Harper Government mocked the opposition whenever they opposed the purchase of these expensive fighter jets.
The government in retreat on this issue will save taxpayers a lot of money. There is no question Canada must consider the purchase of new fighter jets if we are to assist our allies in war missions around the world. The question to be considered is how many jets we need, what supplier and at what cost.