John McKay questions the Conservative goverment after the Auditor General for Canada released a scathing report blasting the mishandling of the F35 purchase and saying that Parliament and Canadians were misled on the true costs to taxpayers. Also enclosed: link to the AG's full report.
John caught up with Lt. General Charles Bouchard who commanded the NATO allied forces in Libya at the Conference of Defence Associations Conference on Defence & Security, Feb. 23, 2012, and presented him with a copy of his statement in the House of Commons praising his leadership during the mission. Click above to read the text and visit the Gallery for the photo.
John McKay MP questions the government over news that F35 pilots will be trained in Florida and not in Canada, as the Conservative government had assured.
Please visit the Gallery for more photos. Photo: John with the Speaker of the Senate and Navy Chief Commander Vice-Admiral Paul Maddison
John McKay called on the Conservatives in Question Period to come up with a Plan B after U.S. Defence Secretary says they may have to scale back F35 program due to budget cuts.
Watch John McKay's 2011 Remembrance Day message.
Click above to read John McKay's Remembrance Day Message in Esprit De Corps magazine: Canadian Military, Volume 18 Issue 10, November 2011.
Click above to read John McKay's speech in the House of Commons on Coptic Christians in Egypt on October 27, 2011.
Click above to read John McKay's statement in the House of Commons commending Lt. General Charles Bouchard on October 27, 2011.
John McKay critical about the government purchasing F-35
This summer John McKay participated in the Navy Parliamentary Program aboard the HMCS St. John's. The program gives MPs the opportunity to meet our men and women in uniform and to see first hand the missions they undertake on behalf of Canadians. Please visit the gallry for more photos.
John McKay takes the Conservative government to task for failing to keep the costs for the F-35 jets under control, putting in jeopardy funding for other critical armed forces services like Canada's Navy.
Click above to read John's speech in the House of Commons as the Liberal Party Critic for Defence on Canada's participation in the mission in Libya.
John Mckay will be the new Defence Critic for the Liberal Party of Canada. Click above for a link to the full list of Liberal Critics.
For a week in July of this year John McKay visited CFB Greenwood, Nova Scotia, to get a first hand glimpse of the duties and operations of the men & women serving in Canada's Armed Forces. Please visit the Gallery for more images.
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