Here are some political predictions.
Canada will go ahead with the $25 billion F-35 jet purchase in spite of the escalating costs.
Defence Minister Peter McKay will not lose his job and will live to take another flight on an military helicopter at tax payer’s expense, in keeping with the current government’s predilection to never admit a mistake or hold any ministers responsible for whatever boondoggle they may have committed.
Given the problems they have already encountered, as of 2012, problems found in F-35 flight testing are expected to continue to lead to elevated levels of engineering changes to be made to newly produced aircraft and retrofitted onto previously produced aircraft through 2019.
Eventually they will keep company with the $750 million submarine purchase from the Brits which has yet to successfully navigate Canadian waters.
The saddest thing of all is that the Conservative government will probably once again form the governing party in Canada at the next election given the Canadian electorate’s apathy, which the gang in Ottawa are counting on.