Steven Chase of the Globe says the government has put the purchase of the F-35 on hold.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper removed the item from the agenda of a recent meeting of cabinet’s priorities and planning committee to give ministers more time to deliberate and gather information, people familiar with the matter say. Priorities and planning is the main cabinet committee that provides strategic direction.
It is much simpler than that. Just approve the Northern Gateway pipeline, Yanks, and we will buy your airplane. Is there anything about this you fail to understand?
I thought not.
Harper will get the US defence industry to lobby for the pipeline.
Are there other issues you feel are mysterious?
Dalwhinnie will be available for answering all your deep political questions, for a reasonable fee, of course.