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Canada to Upgrade the Military and Its Mobility

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative government has announced the most aggressive upgrade of Canada’s military equipment in decades, laying out new expenditures of $15.3 billion to improve transportation capacities. The new spending fulfilled Mr. Harper’s campaign promises from January’s election and did not come as a big surprise. But it represented the biggest break in policy by the new and mostly cautious Conservative government from 13 years of Liberal previous governments. The Liberals reduced military spending to a low of $8.4 billion in 1998, one of the lowest per capita among industrial countries. Full Story

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