Canada doesn’t need F35 fighters

Our Legoland prime minister and his henchmen seem to be squirming a little on this issue recently.

Re: Federal government and the F35 fighter jets

Our Legoland prime minister and his henchmen seem to be squirming a little on this issue recently. Personally, I think we should outlaw air warfare, but barring that unlikely development I guess Canada needs new planes.

I do not think we need to buy “stealth” fighters in order to defend our country. The sneaky part is only required when we decide to invade or attack other people’s countries, and I see no eventuality where we should do so.

I do feel a little sorry for Minister of Defence Peter MacKay though. You see, Peter quite obviously thinks that he is entitled to spend tax dollars however he sees fit, like when he took the $100,000 military aircraft flight to get his ass to work from his fishing vacation, and saw nothing wrong with it.

Peter MacKay is a pretty wealthy guy and when he decides to buy something, I assume he just goes out and buys it, so why should he act any differently when spending our taxes? I guess he is just now finding out that most of us like to check the flyers before we make a major purchase.

Rod Retzlaff

Glade

 

Just Posted

Applications sought for annual Nelson heritage award

Deadline for submissions is Oct. 30.

Playmor Junction daycare expansion faces opposition

Neighbours upset with rezoning application, citing traffic, noise and concerns about future uses

Trafalgar Thunder take gold in Oliver

The Thunder knocked out the top seed in the semis en route to gold

Patrick Mackle running for mayor of Kaslo

Mackle is taking on incumbent Suzan Hewat and Andy Shadrack

VIDEO: Candidates at Nelson election forum

Mayoral candidates joined 18 council candidates for an evening of very short answers

Enbridge aims for mid-November to finish B.C. pipeline repair after blast

A natural gas pipeline that ruptured and burned near Prince George caused an explosion and fireball

How to get government cheques if Canada Post staff go on strike

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers said members could go on rotating strikes as early as Monday

Anti-SOGI school trustee files defamation lawsuit against BCTF president

Barry Neufeld says Glen Hansman’s words caused him “indignity,” “personal harassment,” and “anxiety”

Ocean ‘blob’ returns to B.C.’s North Coast

A 2,000 kilometre patch of warm ocean water could signal a warm winter in Prince Rupert

Pot sales down by nearly 70% on Day 2 of legalization in B.C.

Several products on BC Cannabis Store are still sold out

B.C. jury finds man guilty of Japanese exchange student’s murder

Natsumi Kogawa was found at empty heritage mansion shortly after she was reported missing in 2016

B.C. man accused of killing Belgian tourist along Highway 1 appears in court

Sean McKenzie, 27, made second court appearance since his arrest in connection with the murder of Amelie Sakkalis

Colourfully named cannabis products appeal to youth, Tory health critic says

Conservative health critic Marilyn Gladu says the Liberal government needs to do more to ensure cannabis products available online are not enticing to young people

Most Read