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Posted: March 6, 2019

Shameful and demoralizing to our Armed Forces

Letter to the Editor

Are you as embarrassed and ashamed of our federal government as I am?

You are probably thinking I’m referring to the SNC-Lavalin affair, but I’m not. That is a very serious event, but is a story for another day.

What I’m referring to is our shameful purchase of used, 30 plus year-old fighter jets from Australia.

This is exactly what third world countries do. They purchase old, obsolete military equipment from modern, developed countries as they have no other option, and now our country has joined that group.

I am so embarrassed and upset by this, it’s difficult to talk about it. Every Canadian should also feel the same way, but I’m afraid that most of my countrymen, especially the social media bunch, just don’t care.

The sad part is how demoralizing this type of thing is to our Armed Forces members.

Neil Matheson,

Cranbrook


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