OTTAWA — The federal finance minister is standing by the amount of money the Liberal government currently spends on defence, saying the military is “appropriately provisioned” to address Canada’s needs.
In an interview Thursday with The Canadian Press, Finance Minister Bill Morneau left the door open to future “adjustments” depending on what ends up being included in the Liberals’ new defence policy.
But his comments about the military’s current funding levels are reason for worry among those expecting a significant injection of cash in the coming months.
Morneau also played down suggestions Canada is facing pressure to increase defence spending from Washington, where …read more
Source: National Newswatch