Buying Super Hornet fighter jets would cost Canada more than $6B, U.S. government confirms
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It is unclear whether the Super Hornet purchase will ever be completed, as Boeing has ignored Canadian government demands to drop a trade complaint against Bombardier
David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen September 12, 2017 5:29 PM EDT
It will cost Canada more than $6 billion to buy 18 American-made Super Hornet fighter jets, the U.S. government announced Tuesday, even as a trade dispute that threatens the deal remains unresolved.
The Liberal government's plans to buy the planes, intended as a stopgap measure until the purchase of a replacement fleet for Canada's aging CF-18s, was derailed when the jet's manufacturer, Boeing, filed a trade complaint against Bombardier over the Quebec company's civilian passenger jets.
It is unclear whether the Super Hornet purchase will ever be completed, as Boeing has ignored Canadian government demands to drop the complaint that could see the Trump administration enforce tariffs on Bombardier aircraft being sold in the U.S.
On Tuesday, the U.S. State Department outlined for the first time the extent of the proposed deal and its cost to Canadian taxpayers.
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