Tag Archives: Defence spending

Senior DND officials hid costs

The renovation of the former Nortel campus for the Department of National Defence has become the subject of controversy following the discovery that senior officials hid the price of the project from not only the public, but also the media and parliamentarians (David Pugliese, “Defence officials hid cost of Nortel campus renos,” Ottawa Citizen, 28 […]

Challenging Canada's involvement in Libya: News coverage on cost estimates and questions for Parliament

As the House of Commons debated extending Canada’s military presence in Libya this week, the Rideau Institute garnered media attention by calling for clarity in the purpose and methods of the mission, and by providing an alternative estimate of the cost of the war that suggests the Conservative government may be low-balling its eventual cost. […]