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Defence spending likely to face post-COVID cuts, military experts say

By Aidan Chamandy      

The Liberals' defence policy, Strong, Secure and Engaged, could be in for post-pandemic trouble.

Canada's Chief of the Defence Staff General Jonathan Vance, pictured April 30, 2020, speaking at a press briefing on the Hill about the effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues into its third month and with the federal government’s response growing alongside it, defence experts anticipate the Department of National Defence will face significant cuts in the near future as Ottawa eventually tries to deal with the fallout of huge increases in government spending and a dramatic drop in revenues.

Aidan Chamandy

Aidan Chamandy is a reporter covering federal policy and parties for The Hill Times.
- achamandy@hilltimes.com


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