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‘It’s time for government to hold up their end of the bargain,’ new defence policy promises 70 per cent hike in military funding, 3,500 increase in full-time troop strength

Under new policy, Canada's defence budget rise from $17.1-billion in 2016-17 to $24.6-billion in 2026-27. That will work out to $62.3-billion in new funding over 20 years, and $553-billion in total defence spending.

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, pictured in this file photo on the Hill, released the long-awaited defence policy strategy in Ottawa on June 7. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

PUBLISHED :Wednesday, June 7, 2017 12:08 PM

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