Ottawa plans $16B fighter jet purchase

Tories set to unveil billions in defence spending

The Conservative government is reportedly planning to announce billions in defence spending next Friday. The biggest-ticket item is 65 jet fighters, likely the Joint Strike Fighter on offer from U.S. aerospace giant Lockheed Martin—possibly for a jaw-dropping $16 billion. That’s up from previous reports of $9 billion, and increase that is bound to draw fire from opposition MPs.

Ottawa Citizen