Image by Public Domain Photos via FlickrAs many would like to believe our government is looking out for the best interest of all Canadians and protecting our soveriegnty. And to prove this a government offical would likely point to the recent purchase of F-35 fighter jets, which to my knowledge, no official can actually explain exactly how they protect our soverignty! Not to mention they can't fly as far an an F-18, nor as fast, and we got less units, 65 F-35's vs 138 F-18's, and we paid more! What exactly is the threat that we face and how does this purchase meet our requirements, these questons have never been fully answered. This inability to inform/communicate is worriesome in itself, but what Canadians should really be worried about is the 'comprehensive' free trade agreement being discussed with the European Union. In this agreement European corporations would get the ability to acess and privatize public services right down to the municipal level. And the EU is asking that bans be placed on local preferences for public spending by cities, hospitals, school boards and other public services. How is that protecting Canadian sovereignty? One can only be left with the answere that it is not protecting Canadian sovereignty!