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No Fighter Jets Coalition protests Canada’s planned F-35 purchase – Lethbridge News Now

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By Canadian Press

Jan 6, 2023 | 10:34 AM

OTTAWA — A group called the No Fighter Jets Coalition is holding weekend rallies to oppose Ottawa’s plans to buy F-35 strike fighters.

The Canadian Press revealed last month the Department of National Defence received approval to spend $7 billion on 16 F-35 fighter jets and related gear.

It’s part of a decade-long process to buy 88 fighter jets to replace aging CF-18s in the coming years.

Activists will rally today until Sunday across the country, asking Ottawa to cancel the deal, arguing the jets lead to militarization and harm the environment.