Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Canada To Boost Its Military Budget By 70% Over The Next Decade

CBC: More soldiers, ships and planes for military in Liberal defence plan

Long-range plan calls for a boost in spending and a larger contingent of regular and reservist troops.

The Liberal government's new defence policy lays out a plan to increase the defence budget by 70 per cent over the next decade to $32.7 billion.

It is a mixture of new and previously committed money.

The long-anticipated review calls for a slight increase in the size of the military — both regular and reserve forces.

There will also be a modest increase in the size of the special forces.

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced details of the plan during a news conference Wednesday in Ottawa.

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More News On Canada Boosting Its Military Budget By 70% Over The Next Decade

Ottawa lays out $62-billion in new military spending over 20 years -- Globe and Mail
Feds hike military spending to pay for more soldiers, fighters, warships -- Toronto Star
Canada plans military spending boost, addressing U.S. pressure -- Reuters
Canada to increase military spending 70 percent in 10 years -- ABC News/AP
Canada to boost military budget by 70% after pressure from US to spend more -- The Guardian
Canada boosts defense spending as US shrugs off 'burden of world leadership' -- The Hill
Canada to boost military spending by 70 percent after Trump’s “fair share” demands -- VICE News
Canada military budget to dramatically increase over next decade -- DW
Canada Hikes Defense Budget as Trump Demands Allies Step Up -- Bloomberg
Canada pledges big boost to defense spending amid criticism -- CNN
Liberals’ feel-good defence plan has some notable omissions -- Matthew Fischer, National Post
A Liberal defence policy could cost you -- Campbell Clark, The Globe and Mail
Four key takeaways from the defence policy review -- CTV News


Anonymous said...

Before WW2 Canada had virtually no military to protect its interests. Canada is in the same sorry state now. There are a lot of nasty people out there. Time to grow up and protect what is a superb nation.

The U.S. is sure as heck not going to be there for you.

TWN said...

Trump must have laid down the law. They must be pissed, hope they don't screw this up, no, they will screw it up.