Cuts to Defence Budget

By David Dunlop, 2 October 2023

Here we go again folks! The Canadian government is again asking the Canadian Armed Forces to do its part and find $1B in defence cuts as part of the government budget cuts that were announced in the spring. The CAF should be excluded from these cuts as it will definitely impact defence readiness at a time when the CAF can ill afford to do anything more and is just trying to hang on. The Minister of Defence Bill Blair has said this is not a cut at all. This seems to be no more than a political move to protect government interests and has little to do with helping National Defence. The Chief of the Defence Staff offered his reservations on this topic. Please see the following articles.


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