Still just a token..... should be more. Eventually the decision will be F-35A. Back in the day when CF-18 was chosen the flavour was F-4 Phantom. CF-18 was crap we made the wrong choice and we spent too much money. Currently about 40 years on...... CF-18 ended up being a good choice.
For whatever it's worth regardless of political stripes, the military has suffered whether there were budget cuts under Canada first and covertly stripping veterans of what was owed to them.... to ordering domestically designed ships instead of buying off the shelf Scandinavian designed and built ships that would have cost less built than has already been spent on designing them here.
Sea King replacement was a farce..... but Cyclone is just about up and running. A new and unproven platform just like any other. SAR fixed wing has been bought, Hercs are new and so are the C-17. Main Battle Tanks have been replaced with New used tanks..... so it's all been slow and steady were procurement started in the previous red prior to the blue.
As for the decision to buy the Aussie bugs..... I agree over the SH.