Firms report big risks to get onboard F-35 program

Firms say major ministerial public relations campaign as much about investor as public confidence.

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Defence Minister Peter MacKay announcing Canada’s plan to purchase F-35 jets in July.
Carl Meyer
Published: Wednesday, 02/02/2011 12:00 am EST

Throughout the latter of part of 2010, the Harper government deployed ministers across the country for appearances at factories and assembly plants to promote those companies' participation in the competitive F-35 global supply chain.

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