Potential industrial benefits are a big part of the reason why Canada continues to pay into the program, government says.
Trudeau Liberals reported to have decided on Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet instead.
UBC professor says the government needs to rethink major purchases like the F-35 fighter jets.
A recent engine fire during testing kept the plane from crossing the Atlantic.
KPMG report suggests the fleet of 65 stealth jets could carry a $40 billion price tag.
Aerospace manufacturer expects Boeing, Airbus to ramp up orders.