Archive » Tag: Maritime Helicopter Procurement

Media coverage: “The worst procurement in the history of Canada”

February 14, 2013

The release of “The worst procurement in the history of Canada”: Solving the maritime helicopter crisis, co-produced by Rideau Institute and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and written by Michael Byers and Stewart Webb, garnered media attention this week, and helped to bring forth two questions in the House of Commons on February 11, […]

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Byers and Webb op-ed: A government blunder teaches us how not to buy helicopters

February 12, 2013

The National Post February 11, 2013 The botched procurement of F-35 stealth fighter jets has attracted much attention, and rightly so at $40-billion and counting. But the F-35s are not the ugliest example of Defence Department incompetence. That dubious honour belongs to the Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter, which, as Defence Minister Peter MacKay himself […]

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