September 2019 - This promise remains classified as partially fulfilled a the end of the mandate because the government did not initiatie the new open and transparent process to replace the CF-18 fighter aircraft immediately, although it did design a new process which is currently being implemented.
May 28, 2018 - Infographic: Future fighter capability project
December 12, 2017 - "As outlined in the Strong, Secure, Engaged defence policy, Canada will purchase 88 advanced fighter aircraft. This is the most significant investment in the Royal Canadian Air Force in more than 30 years, and is essential for protecting the safety and security of Canadians, and meeting international defence obligations. Through this competition, the Government of Canada will ensure it gets the right aircraft at the right price, and maximizes economic benefits for Canadians. The government will ensure that the Canadian aerospace and defence industries and manufacturers are consulted and engaged in this process." Government launches open and transparent competition to replace Canada’s fighter aircraft - Public Service and Procurement Canada
March 22, 2017 - "The Government has announced a plan to replace Canada’s legacy fleet of CF-18 fighter aircraft. It will launch an open and transparent competition to replace the fleet within its current mandate, and explore the acquisition of 18 new Super Hornet aircraft to supplement the CF-18s until the permanent replacement arrives." - Building a strong middle class, Budget 2017-2018, p.185 - Government of Canada
November 22, 2016 - "Canada intends to purchase 18 Boeing Super Hornet fighter jets and, while the Liberal government says it has a rough idea what that might cost, it stopped short of claiming its plan will save money in the long run. […] Tuesday, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced the Liberals would proceed with the purchase of 18 Super Hornets, in addition to holding a competition for the replacement of the CF-18 fleet later. The government noted that the F-35 could be selected as the winner for that competition if the price is right." - Canada says it will buy 18 Super Hornet fighter jets — but the cost of aircraft is unknown - National Post
November 15, 2015 - "Public Services and Procurement Canada has created a new office to oversee the purchase. Paula Folkes-Dallaire, a senior public servant from the Fisheries department, is slated to start Monday as senior director of the Future Fighter Capability project, sources told the Citizen." - Government sets up new office to buy replacement aircraft for CF-18s - Ottawa Citizen