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Liberals' Military Spending Delay Leaves Canada Vulnerable

The Canadian Forces will once again have to wait to receive new much-needed equipment. Whether it is new fighter aircraft, ships or vehicles, the federal budget has postponed more than $3.7 billion in military spending until 2020 -- or later. As a matter of fact, the latest federal budget is another slap to the Canadian Forces' face. Bill Morneau, Canada's finance minister, said the Liberals are postponing defence spending to figure out defence priorities.
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U.S. and Canada Should Become Partners in the Arctic

The fact is that Canada may announce claims, but it's too little too late and quite beside the point. Canada is not even in the Arctic game and cannot catch up unless it invests hundreds of billions of dollars or, alternatively, joins forces with the rich and powerful United States. Here's why.
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Canada's Navy Is a Sinking Ship

The government's budgeting problems will force the Navy to choose between acquiring either fewer ships, or ships that are significantly less capable than they need. The fact that Canada's Chief of Defence Staff does not know the government's plan is proof there is not one.

Canada's Ability to Defend Itself Might Be at Risk

August 30, 2013 was an ominous day in Canadian military history. It was on this date that the destroyer HMCS Algonquin and the supply ship HMCS Protecteur collided during a routine towing exercise in the Pacific. Until the Algonquin is repaired, Canada will have just two destroyers, both on the Atlantic coast.

Canada's Navy: Deep-Sixed Over the Decades

Canada sure has a long, long way to go: The Canadian Navy has 8,500 personnel. The American navy has 317,000. Of course, the United States patrols the world, while Canada's navy patrols its own jurisdiction. But even so, the gap is not only noticeable but embarrassing.