February 10 from 7:30-9:00 pm ET (Toronto time)
Featuring Capt. Dan Grazier (ret.), Defense Expert with Project on Government Oversight
& Tamara Lorincz, WILPF Canada, author of new report “Soaring: Harms and Risks of Fighter Jets and Why Canada Shouldn’t Buy a New Fleet”
Dan is a defense expert and a leading critic of the F-35 program in the US. He has written extensively about problems in U.S. military procurement and with the F-35 fighter jet. He has appeared before congressional hearings to discuss concerns related to defense contracting especially with Lockheed Martin’s new stealth fighter fleet. He will discuss the history of the F-35 program, the prime contractor Lockheed Martin and how the problems we are currently dealing with were embedded at the program’ inception. He will give an update on the program and raise concerns Canadians should consider in their decision about buying the F-35. Dan is the Jack Shanahan Military Fellow with the U.S. based Project on Government Oversight, which investigates & exposes waste, corruption and abuse of power in government especially in the U.S. Department of Defense. https://www.pogo.org/ Dan will be joined by Tamara Lorincz, researcher and member with the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF) Canada and author of a new report Soaring: The Harms and Risks of Fighter Jets and Why Canada Must Not Buy a New Fleet.
Moderated by Bianca Mugyenyi, Canadian Foreign Policy Institute
Co-hosted by the Canadian Foreign Policy Institute and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom-Canada (WILPF-Canada)