Canada’s Liberals Against F-35 Purchase
OTTAWA, Canada— Canada’s Liberal leader Justin Trudeau said on the campaign trail Sunday that he would scrap the purchase of F-35s — the apparent frontrunner to replace the nation’s aging fleet of fighter jets.
“We will not buy the F-35 fighter jet,” he told a rally in Halifax ahead of Oct. 19 elections.
Taking Lockheed Martin’s F35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighters off the table would leave Ottawa with three options: the Eurofighter Typhoon, the Dassault Rafale and Boeing’s Super Hornet.[FULL ARTICLE]