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Politicized Procurement?

22 November 2018. Moderator. Canada is in the midst of recapitalizing the fleets of both the Royal Canadian Naval and the Canadian Coast Guard. As well, it is (theoretically) procuring new jets to replace the CF18s for the Royal Canadian Air Force. Has the procurement process been politicized? If so, this wouldn’t be the first time – there is big money involved in these procurement projects, and big money means high stakes. See an article by Richard Shimooka, “The Consequences of Politicized Procurement for Canada’s Military,” published 9 November 2018. Available at


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