Tag Archives: Canadian security spending

Staples: Canada overspending on defence

In a recent op-ed article in Embassy magazine, Steven Staples, president of the Rideau Institute, argues that Canada’s military spending needs to be curbed: In 2010-11, Department of National Defence spending is estimated to reach $22.2 billion, its highest level since Canada was in Europe fighting Hitler. That level is 12 per cent higher than […]

The Cost of 9/11

The Rideau Institute has released a new report that tabulates, for the first time, the number of additional dollars spent on national security since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The report, called The Cost of 9/11: Tracking the Creation of a National Security Establishment, was written by economist David Macdonald and examines how […]