|Julian Fantino of February 13th, 2012 hates Julian Fantino of March 13th, 2012|
Let's sample some of his statements praising the F-35s, shall we?
The Government of Canada determined that the F-35 is the best and only aircraft that meets the needs of Canada's armed forces. (October 31st, 2011)
If the opposition had its way, it would cancel the equipment our air force needs and would put some 80,000 Canadians out of work. (November 15th, 2011)
F-35s are coming off the production line. Pilots are flying the jets. Sixty-five Canadian industries are benefiting from the program. Jobs are being created. (November 15th, 2011)
The member opposite is engaging in fearmongering about the importance of the F-35 program, a program that is critical to managing Canada's sovereignty, supporting our military men and women and creating aerospace jobs for Canadians, in spite of the chirping from across the aisle. (November 23rd, 2011)That's quite a sales pitch, Julian Fantino of late 2011! But let me ask you this: are we committed to buying these planes?
There is no intent to pull the plug on an asset that is so critical to Canadian sovereignty (October 28th, 2011)Do you mean it?
The F-35 program is progressing well and on track. (November 3rd, 2011)But do you really mean it?
Our program is on track and on time, and we are staying with it. (November 16th, 2011)Really really mean it? Or just really mean it?
Our plan is on track. (November 17th, 2011)Is that a guarantee?
I can guarantee that the plan is on track. (November 17th, 2011)Well thank you for clearing that up, Julian Fantino. Your ability to lay out the clear advantages of the fighter jet as well as easing our fears over cost overruns and technical malfunctions has been a positive force for stability regarding this tumultuous and conflicting issue.
So what say you on those that would question the purchase of these F-35s?
If our opposition members had their way, they would cancel the equipment our air force agrees is the best it needs to do its job in safety and to key effect. (November 16th, 2011)Risking the safety of our armed forces? That is pretty cold.
The program is on track creating jobs right across the country, in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and Nova Scotia. Why does the member opposite (Matthew Kellway of the NDP) want to kill Canadian jobs? (December 12th, 2011)Questioning the F-35 purchases is going to kill jobs, huh? What do you say to that Matthew Kellway that keeps asking you to develop a Plan B in case the F-35s prove too costly and keep malfunctioning?
Were it left to the NDP, we would have no assets in our military at all. (January 31st, 2012)So questioning the viability of the F-35s is tantamount to stripping Canada's military of its assets? Sounds legit.
So to sum up: this is the best dang aircraft ever built. It will create 80,000 jobs. The F-35 is being rolled out of production lines and pilots are flying them. It's a program that is critical to Canada's sovereignty, our military and the aerospace industry. Whatever you may have heard about its troubles, the aircraft is guaranteed to be on track to being delivered to our military within its budget. And anyone that questions these facts risks the safety of our military, threatens to take away 80,000 jobs and wants to strip away all of the military's assets.
So imagine my surprise when one Julian Fantino said this: "We have not as yet discounted, the possibility of course, of backing out of any of the program"
I'm sorry, what?
"The decision, the determinate decision, has not as yet been made as to whether or not we are going to actually purchase, buy, acquire, the F-35" said Fantino of early 2012.
So let it be said that Julian Fantino hates Canada as determined by the standards established by Julian Fantino himself.