Mr. Speaker, Canadians are sick of the Conservative government playing fast and loose with numbers.
Wild claims about 16,000 jobs simply do not add up. An industry witness told the defence committee last week that the number of jobs created, even if $12 billion in work were obtained, would only be about 1,800 jobs, and even those would not all be new jobs. It is time for the Conservative government to stop its cynical approach designed to mislead the public.
When will the minister stop the fairytales and start telling Canadians the truth about the fighter jet purchase?