A tale of two fighter jets — and what it means for Canada's defence and place in the world

stlbeacon.org - 1/4/2022

Canadians will get a better idea this year of which fighter jet the Liberal government intends to buy for the country's air force. The decision amounts to more than a simple choice between two expensive new aircraft: the American F-35 and the Swedish Gripen-E. It's expected to say a lot about how the federal government sees Canada's place in the world — whether it remains tied to a politically shaky United States or to a Europe that is determined to step out of Washington's defence shadow.

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