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Officials misled Parliament over F-35 purchase


Queen’s University defence expert Douglas Bland is available to talk about today’s Auditor General report that says defence officials misled ministers and Parliament in an effort to ensure the purchase of F-35 fighter jets.

Last year Dr. Bland, a fellow in Defence Management Studies in the Queen’s School of Policy Studies, was one of the consultants who worked on a report with the Parliamentary Budget Office that found the cost of the F-35 fighter jets was 70 per cent higher than what the Harper government was estimating.

Please note Dr. Bland is only available for phone interviews.

To arrange an interview, please contact communication officers Michael Onesi (office: 613.533.6000 ext. 77513,michael.onesi@queensu.ca) or Anne Craig (office: 613-533-2877, Anne.Craig@queensu.ca) at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.

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