Mr. Speaker, Canada is a nation with a small population. Therefore it has a vested interest in international rules based trade.
Under NAFTA, government procurement over $37,500 requires a request for tenders, unless the government invokes an exception. The government did not have to break the rules to get the two Challengers as cabinet jets. They would probably have won in a fair and open competition.
Why did the government sacrifice our international moral authority for cushy cabinet convenience?