Now not a good time to purchase F-35s: poll

According to the latest CTV/Globe/Nanos Poll, when asked about the Harper government’s plan to purchase F-35 jet fighters, 68% of Canadians believe that now is not the right time to purchase the aircraft.

Canadians identified healthcare as their number one unprompted issue of concern.  29% of respondents named it their top priority, next to 18% who consider jobs/economy their main concern. Military and foreign policy issues do not appear among the top five issues named by respondents.

Further coverage:

John Ibbitson, “Canadians don’t share Harper’s zest for fighter jets, debt reduction, poll shows,” Globe and Mail, 21 March 2011.

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2 Responses to “Now not a good time to purchase F-35s: poll”

  1. Mark CollinsMarch 25, 2011 at 8:41 pm #

    F-35 or another fighter, the Liberals are making silly statements–where does the NDP stand?

    “F-35s: Liberal Economy with the Truth”
    http://www.cdfai.org/the3dsblog/?p=157

    Keep in mind that this government does not plan to sign an actual contract for some time:
    http://www.defenseindustrydaily.com/Canada-Preparing-to-Replace-its-CF-18-Hornets-05739/

    “…DND statements indicate that an F-35 contract would not be negotiated until about 2014-2015…”

    Mark
    Ottawa

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