Mr. Speaker, in an order paper question response, the Minister of Public Works said that after she received DND's submission on the F-35's she interviewed another manufacturer “to discuss their ability to meet the DND mandatory capabilities”. Shortly thereafter, and with indecent haste, the minister signed off on the F-35's as sole sourced.
Last night on national television it was exposed the powerful and pervasive influence of lobbyists on military procurement.
I have a simple question. Who was the lobbyist and who was the manufacturer?