Canada’s National Defence Budget Cuts Throws Military in Crisis

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In a move that no Canadian thinks is going to be good for Canada, Justin Trudeau and his administration have gone ahead and cut the budget for future equipment of the Canadian Military by $8.4 billion! That is a major budget cut, and it has had the adverse affect on the national defence. The defence budget now stands at just 0.88% of the GDP, which is a record low for Canadian military spending.

Make no mistake about it, the Canadian military is in a full blown crisis, and according to the Senate report, this could lead to the Canadian military facing a significant risk and a catastrophic failure. The Conservative government preceding Trudeau’s had increased military spending, but it had still stayed around the 1% mark.   

However, things have gone from bad to worse under the Trudeau government, as he has not only cut billions from the budget, but has also refrained from spending the NATO requirement of 2% of GDP that needs to be spent on defence. This lack of spending has seen Canada’s influence weaken in the world, and has place Canadians in danger.

At a time when the world is at the brink of war, with Russia, China, North Korea, and the US flexing their military muscles, the current government is weakening the Canadian military. This lack of spending is also a sign of disrespect to the military troops, as the ones that serve our country and put themselves in harm’s way, at least deserve to have the best military equipment.

The Canadian military has been considerably weakened by these budget cuts, and it is entirely the fault of Justin Trudeau, who is giving away billions to foreign powers, and is cutting down financial support for his own military. It is nothing but disgraceful, and will definitely come back to hurt Canadians in the future.

6 Comments

  1. If we don’t have an army to help us it’s for sure that the imigrants are going to have the upper hand .come on People ..wake up please get him out of their before it’s to late , he’s not working for our country he’s working to distroy us . He’s working g for the Muslim please do something

  2. This is what his father did when he became Prime Minister the first time. This country can’t afford politicians who think that this world is all rainbows and roses. It’s time we woke up to the stark reality that is all around us and held to account those who would weaken this country. We had a respected military in the not too distant past. We just celebrated that past. No one is going to protect this country except our own sons and daughters. We should demand from our political candidates their stand on guarding our sovereignty and let them know that their election to parliament depends to their answer.

  3. We need to get rid of trudeau at all costs and by any means necessary, legally or otherwise. To do nothing would be like turning your back on Canada.

  4. It is interesting that this forum picks up this story with no expression of fiscal context. For example, the Cons SAID they would spend money on various programs for the military’s re-equipping needs, but not that the money was never spent nor that it would have to wait until they balanced a budget, which they never really did. The forum does not make reference to the disastrous impact of ten years of revenue slashing under the Cons starting with the 2% reduction of the GST, a loss of 20 BILLION per year. Non-strategic tax exemptions and the tax Free Savings Accounts are other fiscal blunders that leave no funds for the paying down of the deficit, as was done by the Liberals under Chretien and Martin, or the execution of program commitments. They could also have mentioned the tens of billions in deferred spending that was not undertaken so that, in 2016 only, Harper could fake the balanced budget. The outcome after the last election was a thoroughly bare cupboard forcing whatever government won that election to find money with which to stimulate the economy and execute programs that had been held in abeyance over the previous five to ten years. Where did this leave us in the medium term? It left us having to borrow to run the government and at a significantly greater level than could have been anticipated because of deliberate Conservative obfuscations. Their political machinations created chaos in a Defence and Public Services Departments that have, up to Harper’s arrival, handled procurement very well. Unfortunately, the largest block of discretionary spending in the Federal budget is the CF and DND. Forced into the circumstance, the government once again, has no choice with respect to CF programs having to be cut. But don’t blame the Trudeau government or foreign spending commitments entirely; Harper had no strategic vision for this country for the ten years he was in office, and THAT’S why the fiscal picture is so dark.

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