First of all, thanks to all that brought this to my attention... Of course the news broke just as I was watching X-Men: Day of Future Past (great movie, BTW), followed by a short night's sleep, followed by my "day job"... So I haven't been able to comment about it until now.
As most of you know, there are sources stating that the Canadian government will make an announcement regarding the CF-18 replacement next week, possibly as early as Tuesday. The sole-source acquisition of the F-35A is rumored to be the most likely outcome. The government has already started to take flak based on these unofficial reports, but has so far stated that a decision has yet to be made.
I do not wish to comment any further on this until the official details are known. There would be little point.