Party Leaders: "Freeze Military Spending, Consult Canadians"
Canada's military spending is already 7th highest in NATO, and planned increases will push military spending higher than at any point during the Cold War. The government is building up our military to help the US wage the "War on Terrorism," not to help UN peacekeeping.
The spending increases will be used to increase the capability of the Canadian military forces ability to easily intergrate with US forces to help them wage the "War on Terrorism."
Meanwhile, Canada has abandoned UN peacekeeping - for every 10 dollars we spend on military missions - only 30 cents goes to UN peacekeeping.
It's time the Government updated its defence policy and included Canadians in deciding what role our military will play in the world. Until then, military spending should be frozen.
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