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CANSEC 2017: Canada severs talks with Boeing

2nd June 2017 - 13:01 GMT | by Ian Keddie in Ottawa


CANSEC 2017 opened in dramatic style on Tuesday as an ongoing dispute between the Canadian government and Boeing boiled over.

Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan went as far as to state the aerospace company can no longer be considered a ‘trusted partner’ in light of its actions against Bombardier’s sale of civil aircraft into the US.

The Liberal administration chose to procure an ‘interim’ fleet of 18 F/A-18 Super Hornets to fill a capability gap due to the ageing CF-18 Hornet fleet. 

The Defence Minister’s comments have now left many questioning whether the deal will go ahead. 

The dispute started

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Ian Keddie


Ian Keddie

Ian Keddie is a Shephard correspondent based in Toronto, Canada.

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