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Monday, April 09, 2012

Canadians not misled on F-35 costs: MacKay

[Peter MacKay]The federal government didn't mislead Parliament or the public over the cost of buying F-35 fighter jets, it simply didn't include items such as paying pilots, fuel and maintenance over the life of the aircraft, the defence minister says.

"The additional $10 billion was money that you could describe as sunk costs," Peter MacKay told CTV's Question Period Sunday.

Auditor General Michael Ferguson's report last week stated the jets would cost $25 billion and not the $15 billion price tag the federal government has put on the F-35s.

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