Most of Canada’s major military hardware is old, degraded, unreliable and often unavailable. With a federal election looming, this crisis in defence procurement presents both a challenge and an opportunity for Canada’s next government — to rebuild the military from the ground up, and to so in a way that addresses the country’s actual needs. This study calls for a more objective and reasoned approach to defence procurement, and outlines 23 recommendations that would save billions in spending on military equipment, increase capabilities on most fronts, and maintain jobs in the Canadian defence, aerospace and shipbuilding industries.
A Plan for Rebuilding Canada’s Military
June 29, 2015