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Canada making real procurement progress, but still falling short

By David Perry      

Last year, DND actually spent most of its procurement money; hopefully the same will occur this year.

Public Services Minister Carla Qualtrough, pictured left last year speaking with her deputy minister, Marie Lemay, at a House committee meeting, recently said the government is moving to a risk-based contracting approval model for defence procurement, which she says will help streamline the process. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Canada is once again under fire for not spending enough on defence. At the NATO Parliamentary Assembly meetings in Halifax this past week, an American congressional delegate called Canada out for not having a plan to spend two per cent of GDP on defence.

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