Who Declined to be Interviewed

Over the course of preparing our story, we requested dozens of interviews with virtually every senior government and military official involved in the F-35 program.

Here is the list of those who refused to talk to us:


Defence Minister Peter MacKay

Deputy Defence Minister Robert Fonberg

Associate Defence Minister Bernard Valcourt

Assistant Deputy Defence Minister (Materiel) Dan Ross

Chief Financial Officer, National Defence, Kevin Lindsey

Lieutenant General Andre Deschamps, Chief of the Air Staff

Lieutenant General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff

Colonel (Ret'd) Dave Burt, Director New Generation Fighter Capability Office

Michael Slack, F-35 Project Manager

Lt. Col. Gordon Zans, Operational Capability Lead, Next Generation Fighter Capability office

Colonel (Ret'd) Randy Meiklejohn, Director of Air Requirements

Rona Ambrose. Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada

Tom Ring, Assistant Deputy Minister, Acquisitions Branch, Public Works and Government Services Canada

Alex Lakroni, Chief Financial Officer, Public Works and Government Services

Tony Clement, Industry Minister from 2008 to 2011

Tom Burbage, Lockheed Martin executive vice-president and general manager of F-35 program integration