Too little, too late

Rather quietly, the government seems to have released some kind of paperwork related to the purchase of new fighter jets.

Some 55 F-35-related documents were apparently tabled before the Parliamentary Procedure and House Affairs Committee Thursday, however, those inside the committee room were not immediately aware of it … NDP defence critic Jack Harris slammed the latest figures that include select U.S. government tables that have been deemed unclassified, suggesting the breakdown still doesn’t constitute an “independent cost analysis.” “What they’ve provided now under duress is something that’s totally inadequate,” he said.

The Parliamentary Budget Office is apparently experiencing similar communication issues with the Defence Department. And so it apparently falls upon our John Geddes to sort through it all.

Looking for more?

Get the best of Maclean's sent straight to your inbox. Sign up for news, commentary and analysis.