Canada scraps buying 18 Boeing fighter jets amid trade dispute

07 Décembre, 2017, 01:19 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
  • Report: Canada canceling purchase of new Boeing fighter jets

Canada will call off a planned buy of 18 Boeing Super Hornet fighter jets after a months-long dispute with the USA defense contractor, Reuters reported on Tuesday.

The same sources also indicate Canada will buy a fleet of used F-18 fighter jets from Australia's defense forces, jets that match the models that Canadian defense forces now operate.

In October, Mr. Trudeau said he warned U.S. President Donald Trump that the trade dispute was blocking "any military procurements from Boeing".

Featured image courtesy of Wikipedia.

Canada was looking to buy the Boeing aircraft as a placeholder for its fleet until a competition in 2019 to replace its ageing CF-18 jets.

The offices of Public Works Minister Carla Qualtrough and Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, who share responsibility for military procurement in Canada, both declined to comment.

Peralta board orders chancellor to halt Oakland A's stadium planning
The area is surrounded by parkland and neighborhoods, a stark contrast to the sea of asphalt the Oakland Coliseum exists in. The Athletics were looking at the 13-acre plot of land near Laney College that was close to downtown Oakland.

Vers un nouveau bouclier anti-crise pour la zone euro
Le nouvel organe garderait l'architecture et les prérogatives du MES, mais deviendrait communautaire. C'est l'une des propositions de la Commission européenne pour réformer la zone euro.

Mourinho's injury update for City
Gale feels City pose too strong a threat for United to press and claims Guardiola's men could "pierce them apart". To win those games you need to give everything.

Speaking to The Globe and Mail in September, Boeing International president Marc Allen said the federal government should not forget that Boeing does $4-billion a year of business in Canada, with 560 suppliers and an overall impact of 17,000 jobs.

But the company's thinly-veiled threat may be futile, especially in a larger political climate where Canada and Mexico are frustrated by Trump's attempts to renegotiate long-standing trade deals.

In addition, industry sources said it remains an open question whether Ottawa will be saving money by buying second-hand Australian jets that are almost as old as Canada's CF-18s.

Investors Business Daily notes that the move appears to be motivated by a 300 percent tariff Washington slapped on sales of Canadian Bombardier Series C jets.

Boeing argued that Bombardier - which sold its new C-series commercial jets to American company Delta Air Lines - was given a competitive advantage against other companies by receiving Canadian government subsidies. Ottawa has slammed the company for not acting as a trusted partner.

Canadian officials participating in the NAFTA talks criticized the Commerce Department's tariff decision, with Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland saying Canada "strongly disagrees" with the United States probes into its aerospace industry.

Conseillé:



Populaire

Arkansas, SMU's Chad Morris agree to 6-year contract
The University of Arkansas will hire SMU's Chad Morris to be its next head football coach, according to KTHV in Little Rock. The former Clemson offensive coordinator (2011-2014) has a 14-22 record at SMU in a complete rebuilding situation.

Cuenta del hijo de Cristiano Ronaldo era falsa — Instagram
Un portavoz del jugador del Real Madrid ha señalado que desconocían la existencia de esta y también el posterior cierre. Por ejemplo, el diario inglés Daily Mail, tituló de manera irónica "Mi padre es mejor que tú" en su edición impresa.

Harvey Weinstein cover-up was racketeering, women claim in federal lawsuit
Weinstein, 65, was sacked from the film company he founded after The New York Times published accounts of several women. Dunham said she told Kristina Schake, the campaign's deputy communications director.

Big Gasoline Build Offset Crude Drawdown
January WTI crude oil settled at $57.62, up $0.15 or +0.26% and February Brent crude oil closed at $62.86, up $0.41 or +0.66%. Distillate inventories, too, saw a build this week, up 4.259 million barrels, against a forecast of a 548,000-barrel build .

Des terroristes islamistes voulaient éliminer Theresa May — Attentat déjoué
Ils préparaient un attentat contre le 10 Downing Street, la résidence londonienne de la Première ministre, selon le Daily Mirror. Puis, ils comptaient s'introduire à l'intérieur avant d'attaquer Theresa May au couteau, ont rapporté plusieurs médias .

Le streaming de la discorde entre Google et Amazon — YouTube
Et si vous pensiez que cette guéguerre n'est qu'une passade, sachez que les hostilités continuent entre les deux entreprises. Compte tenu de ce manque de réciprocité, nous retirons YouTube sur Echo Show et FireTV.

Alain Juppé votera Maël de Calan — Présidence LR
Ce n'était même pas un secret de polichinelle, mais Alain Juppé a tout de même tenu à officialiser la chose. Il ne se contente pas de récuser toute alliance avec le Front national , il combat les idées du FN.

Strong natural disaster tremors felt in Delhi
People rushed out of their homes in Rudraprayag, Chamoli, Uttarkashi and Dehradun district as the strong tremors were felt. Media reports said that the tremors were felt in many parts of North India , including Chandigarh and Dehradun.

Supreme Court lets Trump's latest travel ban go into full effect
The justices urged those courts to rule swiftly but offered no rationale for letting the full ban take effect in the meantime. We continue to stand for freedom, equality, and for those who are unfairly being separated from their loved ones.

"The Silence Breakers" are Time magazine's Person of the Year 2017
The Time cover features five women, including Fowler, Swift and the actor Ashley Judd , who accused Weinstein of misconduct. Weinstein has denied via his lawyers and spokespeople that he engaged in any non-consensual behavior.