Canada has foregone the F-35 Edsel, and I agree with the Super Hornet. We could have bought them off the shelf years ago, but didn't. The one thing I like about these French jets is, they have TWO engines. I wouldn't want to be flying around in the Artic, hundreds of miles away from anything with ONE engine.
Super Hornet all the way. Cheaper to own and operate. Let the US build and operate the Advanced Super Hornet, then buy those.