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Canada’s Defence Procurement System Needs To Change….Now!

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I have read Ian Mack’s CGAI article with great interest, nodding yes…., finally! (1) Canada’s Military Procurement System has been in shambles for many years and is in dire need of repair; as is our SSE Defence Policy along with a much-needed Indo-Pacific Strategy relating to China. CDS General Wayne Eyre stated that “given the deteriorating world situation, the defence industry needs to be on a ‘war footing’ to increase production lines in order to support CAF requirements.” In my own opinion (IMOO) perhaps even invoke parts of, or all of the War Measures Act to accomplish this.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg’s opening remarks at the recent NATO Leaders meeting in Madrid, Spain, admonished member states for treating the 2% benchmark for defence spending as a “goal” rather than as a “base-line”. He also indicated the 2% defence spending mark is increasingly considered a “floor” and not a “ceiling” for member states. Although not specifically pointing the finger towards Canada (and PM Justin Trudeau), his intentions seemed to be clear. NATO’s Annual List of Members’ Defence Expenditures for 2022 indicates that Canada’s ratio of Defence Spending has actually slipped from 1.36% in 2021 to 1.27% as of June 2022 (2). Canada is nowhere near what it should be as a founding member of NATO in my opinion. The PBO has also indicated that Canada needs to spend $75.3B more just to reach the 2% defence spending “base-line” (3). Enough said.

1.Military Procurement Innovation Now - Canadian Global Affairs Institute

2.Canada slips further away from NATO's 2% defence spending benchmark

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Canada would need to spend $75.3B more to reach NATO defence spending target: PBO
 
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Nah, Canada is another story.
Why would that be the case? the Canadian society and it's government share the same issues in regards to it's Armed forces or economic layouts as Europe. Okay Canada maybe has bit more Oil and Gas then Western Europe.🙂
 

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Why would that be the case? the Canadian society and it's government share the same issues in regards to it's Armed forces or economic layouts as Europe. Okay Canada maybe has bit more Oil and Gas then Western Europe.🙂
The left wing government doesn't seem keen to increase military spending unfortunately.
 

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The left wing government doesn't seem keen to increase military spending unfortunately.
Hi Lieutenant. Unfortunately no matter what Canadian government is in power (left or right), the 2% NATO "baseline" seems to be very far away. Canada has stated to NATO many times before, that it intends to hit the 2% mark by 2024-2025 but at this rate, it doesn't look too promising.:(
 

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The left wing government doesn't seem keen to increase military spending unfortunately.
Taking Western Europe into account - neither left nor central governments have met these obligations in the past 20+ years - despite their constantly changing governments. It all seems to come back to the choice of using available $ to make/keep the population happy and accept a weak military, or having an unhappy population (voters) and a strong military.
 

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Taking Western Europe into account - neither left nor central governments have met these obligations in the past 20+ years - despite their constantly changing governments. It all seems to come back to the choice of using available $ to make/keep the population happy and accept a weak military, or having an unhappy population (voters) and a strong military.
How true, how true. But....one can always hope!
 
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