There were at least 200-instances since 1988 when CF-18 pilots had to shut one engine down and return to base on the remaining engine.
Put another way, the Canadian Air Force had two hundred examples over the past 24-years when, had they been flying the F-35, their aircraft might have been lost. When you're talking a total buy of 65 F-35's Canada proposes, that means running out of air force awfully quickly. Bad for the airplanes, worse yet for the poor buggers flying them.
If we have to chip in to save Lockheed Martin from disaster, shouldn't we be telling Washington to get off its high horse and agree to sell us the plane that makes sense, the F-22 Raptor?
The F-22 does everything the F-35 doesn't. It's twin-engine. It has a larger payload. It is very fast and capable of super-cruise. It is far more agile. It's a bona fide fighter, not a light bomber passing itself off as a fighter. And, it's far more stealthy than the F-35 can ever hope to be.
Sure the F-22 would cost more than the F-35, at least if you believe Lockheed's latest figures, but you can do so much more with far fewer of them. And, unlike the F-35, you won't be writing them off when they lose one engine.