As predicted many months ago, the Trudeau government’s defence spending ‘increase’ is a sham.
As the Trudeau government continues weakening Canada from within, they are racking up one broken promise after another.
The latest betrayal has been revealed in a report on the heavily hyped defence policy.
The Trudeau government had tried to claim they were increasing defence spending, even though they cancelled billions in planned spending and then ‘promised’ to spend more ‘down the road.’
And as we expected, that spending promise is being broken.
According to the CP,“Long-standing problems with Canada’s military procurement system are threatening to undermine the Trudeau government’s vaunted defence policy, warns a new report.”
“The main reason, says the report’s author, defence analyst David Perry, isn’t that the money isn’t available; bottle necks in the procurement system have slowed progress on a variety of projects, meaning the money can’t be spent.”
The government had said they would spend $6 billion on equipment in the first year of their policy.
Instead, “Perry, however, found that barring a major surprise in the last quarter of the federal government’s fiscal year, officials will purchase between $3 billion and $4 billion in equipment.”
Also, “Perry points to the way the defence policy was crafted as one of the main culprits for the current situation, noting that it was drafted in secret by a small group of defence officials without input from other departments.”
Notice how the government will try to spin it. They will say that they intend to spend the money, but that “the system” isn’t working.
Of course, that’s just a weak excuse, since the current government is responsible for that system. They promised more money, and now they can’t deliver, so whatever excuse they use is nothing but a pathetic distraction.
This was becoming clear long ago, as I noted in 2017:
“In the past two years, the Trudeau government has stripped $12 billion out of future military equipment spending. Now, they promise $14 billion over the next decade – with almost all of it after the next election.”
Now, we are seeing what’s happening: The government cut a bunch of money, promised more in the future, and are now making excuses for not actually spending to strengthen the military.
As a result, our nations defence has become even weaker, and our country is left at increased risk.