Canada Defence Spending

PM Doubles Down In Defence Of Canada's Military Spending Levels

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2017 | Canada Politics

Canada currently spends about one per cent of GDP on defence.

Canada's Top Soldier Defends Liberals' Delay On Military Funding

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada Politics

The question of military spending has taken on a life of its own over the last year.

Trump Is Right. Canada Needs To Finally Pay Up For NATO

Warren Kinsella | Posted 03.28.2017 | Canada Politics
Warren Kinsella

Donald Trump is a traitor to his nation and its constitution. He is a thug and a demagogue. He is an Internet troll, elevated to the Oval Office. But on NATO, and on the requisite contributions to NATO, he is right. Because we don't pay our way in NATO, and we haven't for a long time. And we need to.

Canada Increased Defence Spending But Still Missed Target: NATO

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2017 | Canada Politics

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says he expects all members to reach the two-per-cent goal.

Trudeau: Canada's Commitment To NATO About More Than Money

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2017 | Canada Politics

"There are many ways of evaluating one's contribution to NATO."

Feds Looking At New Defence Investments

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2017 | Canada Politics

The defence minister said a policy review looked at Canadian defence needs for the next 20 years.

We Need Transparent Competition For CF-18 Fighter Jet Replacements

Colin Kenny | Posted 10.03.2016 | Canada Politics
Colin Kenny

Amongst our generals and military advisers there is a consensus that we need a new fighter-bomber to provide these functions for Canada. But amongst the chattering classes there is a virtual free-for-all about not just which aircraft should be purchased, but how we should go about getting one.

Sajjan Comes To Canada's Defence After Trump's NATO Comments

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada Politics

The Republican nominee said some NATO members aren't spending enough on defence.

Canada's Defence Spending Among Lowest In NATO

CBC | Murray Brewster, CBC News | Posted 07.05.2016 | Canada Politics

The Trudeau government won praise Monday along with some European allies who have chosen to put more into their militaries, despite only promising to ...

Trump Presidency Could Add Pressure On Canada's Defence Spending

CBC | John Paul Tasker, CBC News | Posted 04.28.2017 | Canada Politics

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump doesn't hesitate to shoot from the hip on a host of public policy issues, but his comments Wednesday abou...

Sajjan On Tory Cuts To Defence Spending: 'What's Done Is Done'

CP | Andy Blatchford and Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.19.2017 | Canada Politics

And the cuts were deep.

Sajjan Rules Out Cutting Size Of Military, Despite Economic Woes

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2017 | Canada Politics

National Defence is the largest single discretionary item in the federal budget.

Smarter Approach To Defence Spending Could Save $10 Billion: Report

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Politics

"The mission should define the equipment that we choose to acquire, rather than the equipment defining the mission."

Baloney Meter: Has Defence Spending Really Grown 38 Per Cent?

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.04.2016 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - "Since 2006, we've increased the National Defence expenditure from $14.5 billion to $20.1 billion in the fiscal year just ended. That represe...

Canada Urged To Boost Defence Spending By NATO Chief

CBC | Posted 10.29.2014 | 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 "wake-...

What Gives? Billions Going Unspent In National Defence

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.11.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - New figures from the parliamentary budget office show National Defence has not spent billions of dollars set aside for it during the last bud...