The headlines after last week’s federal budget trumpeted major cuts in the Department of National Defence’s budget. But how significant the overall reduction in military spending will be remains to be seen.
The polling firm Ipsos Reid recently asked Canadians about their spending priorities for the upcoming federal budget — and found some interesting results.
Federal budget documents reveal over $1.1 billion of new funding is needed by the Canadian Armed Forces, in order to fulfill conditions placed on the Afghan mission extension. With Parliament’s extension of the current mission contingent on the implementation of recommendations from the 2008 Manley commission report, an extra $822 million will be needed for […]