Trudeau Says He’s Making “Significant Investments In Our Fighter Jets.” In Reality, He’s Replacing Old F-18s With Australia’s Discarded Old F-18s

He clearly doesn’t care a bit about defending Canada.

During his press conference with US President Donald Trump, the same one in which he falsely claimed he was boosting defense spending (in reality the Liberals just changed how defense spending is calculated), Justin Trudeau made another false claim.

He said that he was making “significant investments in our fighter jets.”

Perhaps he has a different view of ‘significant investments’ than the rest of us.

Because, rather than investing in Canada’s fighter jets, Trudeau is in fact replacing Canada’s old F-18s with Australia’s discarded old F-18s.

Australia is getting 5th generation advanced F-35 fighter, and they don’t need their nearly 40-year-old F-18s anymore.

So they needed to find a country with leaders who were dumb enough to buy them.

And lo and behold, Justin Trudeau snapped them up.

As noted by the National Interest, the jets aren’t good:

“But similarities between the Australian and Canadian Hornets could be part of the problem. Canada’s CF-18s date back to the early 1980s, while Australia’s were built in the mid-1980s. Both nations have upgraded these aircraft over the years. But the difference between them is not “new” and “old,” but “old” and “older.”’

They also mention Canada’s broken procurement process:

“The new fighter is supposed to be fielded by 2025, though skeptics could be forgiven their doubts. In the meantime, the Royal Canadian Air Force will carry on with old Cold War F/A-18s—theirs and Australia’s.”

Buying used fighter jets that are almost on the scrap heap to replace used fighter jets that are almost on the scrap heap isn’t a ‘significant’ investment. It’s doing literally the least amount possible, and it puts both our pilots and our nation at risk.

With his repeated deceptions on the issue of defense spending, Trudeau shows that he doesn’t care a bit about keeping Canada safe.

Spencer Fernando

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Glenda Cruikshank - Kirk

Trudeau is lying — again!! He could have done a lot more in the FIRST 4 years he was in – and didn’t – I can’t really see him improving in the next 4. our defence system is in the tank, like Canada is because of him!!

Sue

How anyone believes what come out of his mouth is a mystery to me.

NancyW

Just think, if Canadians did not listen and believe all the lieberal lies and were smarter and re elected PM Harper we would have soon had a fleet of F35’s for our armed fores the deposit was paid and a payment plan was put in place, but of course these lieberals cancelled all this and are running up big debt for us instead with no benefit to our country at all, and they are still so stupid they voted for even more punishment again.

old white guy

Do you personally have any respect for your fellow Canadians? I for one have no respect for the stupid people who live in Canada.

Donald O'Kane

Old White Guy, you cannot paint all Canadians with the same brush as our ignorant PM. There are many more of us that want him out of politics than want him in. He doesn’t have clue number one on how to be a statesman. He is an arrogant little gossiping girl that needs his pigtails dipped in an inkwell and slapped across his face with the wet end. I hope a non-confidence vote is taken in Parliment today and he loses badly. I for one have had my fill of this PM. He has embarrased Canada far too many times.… Read more »

Donald O'Kane

Trudeau is a little weasel and this will blow up in his face and Donald Trump is just the man to do it. The Canadian mainstream media won’t be able to hide this. This will make our whole country look weak even though we have no say in what he does since he is so “transparent”. What a farce he is.

Brian Dougan

Reminds me of Canada’s geriatric Sea King helicopters. They were a potential danger to anyone flying them. Are they still in service?

Del

An Old-stock Canadian coffee buddy told his kids if they join the Canadian military with a Liberal government that they would be removed from his will. Sharing a backpack while wearing cast off American uniforms is simply not acceptable. Wexit will be having their own nice new modern uniforms and everyone will get their own firearm.

Beverley Campbell

It would make my heart soar if all of our wonderful military pilots would refuse to get behind the controls of these old, worn and dangerous second hand discarded planes.