Canada Military Spending

Cuts To Defence Budget Run Deeper Than Thought

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.01.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper has been one of the toughest-talking leaders throughout the Ukraine crisis, yet newly released figures show National Defence i...

Canada Urged To Boost Defence Spending By NATO Chief

CBC | Posted 08.29.2014 | Canada Politics

NATO's outgoing secretary general is repeating his call for member countries like Canada to boost their defence spending in response to the &...

It's Taking FOREVER To Upgrade These Spy Planes

CBC | Posted 04.18.2014 | Canada Politics

In what amounts to yet another tacit admission that the military's procurement system is in dire trouble, the Conservative government has quiet...

Conservatives Killed the Maple Leaf Rank

Rachel Décoste | Posted 09.09.2013 | Canada Politics
Rachel Décoste

The Conservatives' latest casualty is the Maple Leaf rank designation. The ranks of non-commissioned officers will also be returned to the original British Army designations. Defence Minister Peter MacKay claims the changes don't strip away any Canadian identity. But that's exactly what it does. The Maple Leaf rank designation is as Canadian as poutine and hockey. Let's not throw away our uniqueness, eh.

No Fat Left To Cut

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's top soldier says the armed forces have no fat left to cut ahead of this week's austerity budget.But Gen. Thomas Lawson told the Sena...

Canadian Military May Make $471 Million Cut

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.27.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - "There's no place like home" could become the battle cry of the Canadian military as spending on overseas operations is forecast to take a st...

Can Canada Afford Its Military?

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

Shrinking budgets in the years ahead is leading to questions about what kind of military Canada will have. Defence spending has increased...