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The Hon. Jim  Munson Senator Jim Munson, a well-respected Canadian journalist, was appointed to the Senate by the Rt. Honourable Jean Chretien on December 10, 2003.

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F-35 Aircraft Purchase

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Statement made on 04 April 2012 by Senator Jane Cordy

Hon. Jane Cordy:

Honourable senators, I have some difficulties with this. It is like saying that someone is a little bit pregnant. There were major, major, major problems. Canadians were misled by this government.

As Senator Moore said, at a photo op in 2010 with the Minister of Defence and the Minister of Industry, Minister Ambrose said that only the F-35s met the requirements, and "our job" is to "validate" that and "we did." The validation was a one-page document from DND. Is it the norm that validation is determined by a one-page document?

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