On this one, I salute Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Sort of. The Harper Conservatives have just gutted their own plan to buy 1,500 logistics trucks, 800 commercial vehicles and equipment for the .
That’s $1.2 billion of Canadian taxpayers money saved.
Sort of agreeable too is the explanation for the cancellation. To quote the government’s last-minute notice to corporations that had lined up for the lucrative contract:
“Economic, marketplace and budgetary circumstances have changed since this solicitation process began.”
I’m sure the hallowed Canadian military can still use the not-so-sexy fleet of trucks from the 1980s. After all, we’re not at war at the moment.
And, let’s hope all future million-dollar decisions get a sober second thought before they’re implemented.