I am honestly not so certain that outcome will occur. TBH I would not be surprised if the selection has already been made by pollies, for political reasons to either secure or maintain a political advantage, or to save face politically, and any real defence outputs or fiscal cost considerations are irrelevant. Unfortunately Canada's procurement history has an example of this, namely the replacement of the Sea King helicopters, where politicians intervened after contracts were signed to cancel a needed replacement, and then the political successor gov't intervened again with the selection of the urgently needed replacement several years later following changes in gov't.
As I see it, the Gripen E has one or possibly two advantages over the F-35 in peacetime. These are lower CpfH and possibly, again only possibly since there are a number of possible variables which could impact the acquisition costs.
However, if the PM has made a decision based off what he thinks is best for him, then the actual positives and negatives of the respective fighters are irrelevant.
From my POV, with the entry of 5th Gen fighters into service, the kinematic performance even of the F-15EX would not be a suitable advantage for the RCAF. It can be made to work for the USAF, because the USAF is such a larger force and also has two types of 5th Gen fighter in service. One needs to remember that a major difference or focus for 5th Gen fighters vs. 4th Gen is in achieving and maintaining 'informational superiority'. This is not just about a 5th Gen fighter having better sensors, or a superior way of collecting, collating and then presenting SA data to the pilot, but also about reducing the information hostiles can collect about the fighter. Even if a 4th Gen fighter might be faster, or longer-ranged, or be able to out turn a 5th Gen fighter (and it is not certain that all the above is true), a 4th Gen fighter it still going to be more vulnerable to surface and air-launched missiles. With that in mind, selecting something like Gripen E for the RCAF would only really work if there is little or no chance of it ever getting fired upon by hostiles. This could be a problem even for missions over Canadian territory or home waters, if sent to intercept aircraft with a fighter escort, or if sent to take a look at suspicious maritime traffic.