People protesting in front of Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault’s office against the purchase of F-35 fighter jets. Friday Jan. 6, 2023. Gloria Henriquez / Global News
Activists are holding rallies across the country to oppose Canada’s plan to buy several new fighter jets.
In Montreal, a demonstration took place downtown, where chants of “no new fighter jets,” could be heard outside of the offices of Canada’s Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault.
The No Fighter Jets Coalition — a group of 25 peace and justice organizations in Canada– says that F-35 jets are “killing machines and bad for the environment,” in addition to being an unnecessary and excessive expense.
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Update #2: No Fighter Jets Coalition protests Canada’s planned F-35 purchase (Canadian Press)
WNU Editor: Here are the purchase details …. Defence Department gets approval to spend $7B on 16 F-35s: sources (CBC News/Canadian Press).