Mr. Speaker, the air force says there is not going to be enough money to cover pilot training. That is important because those guys know that flying these things is a little more complicated than sitting in one for a photo op.
Let me ask the Minister of Defence to come out from behind his desk to answer a simple question.
DND's own costing handbook says that a good rule of thumb is to take the acquisition price for the planes and multiply it by four. That is the total life cycle cost. He may need a calculator for this, but I know the minister can do the math.
Therefore, why did he tell Canadians that this would cost only $15 billion?