Do NOT try to spin this
Maxime Bernier says defence contracts will go to whichever companies are competitive.
OK, Max, then why the hell did your government find it necessary to invoke a frickin' loophole clause to accomplish that? The market doesn't work without you tapping into a national security exception? How stupid do you think we are?
Screwing around with defence procurement, turning it into a hopped-up regional development program, is the sort of total crap we were supposed to have done away with by electing a Conservative government.
And so help me, if I hear one more "loyal Conservative" defend shit like this with a weak-assed line like "think of the big picture" I will frickin' puke. The "big picture" is that our guys were supposed to break from the realpolitik philosophy that was used to justify so much Liberal graft, cronyism, and pork-barrelling. We didn't put up with a garbage rationale like that when Liberals tried to justify Adscam by saying "look at the big picture: national unity!" We should be ashamed spouting the same noxious crap now. I said in a previous post that putting party before country is wrong, and I damned well meant it, my party included.
If I'm wrong, if there's a solid reason for invoking a national security exemption on these contracts, I wish to hell someone would lay it out for me. Because right now, none of the explanations I'm hearing pass the smell test.