F-35 will wake up the neighbours

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      Thanks to Canada's auditor general, we all know that the Conservative government lowballed the cost of the F-35 fighter-jet program by at least $10 billion.

      But now, there's a new problem—these planes are also too loud.

      The Washington Post has cited a U.S. draft environmental-impact statement saying the aircraft "will have incredibly significant negative impact on up to 10,000 people who will be unfortunate enough to be in the noise contour zone that the federal government deems unsuitable for residential use".

      Of course, this probably won't be a problem for Prime Minister Stephen Harper after he's through gutting federal environmental legislation in this country.