By underfunding our military, the Liberal government is risking our support for NATO at a time when the alliance has never been more fragile or necessary.
Many of Canadaâ€™s leaders are increasingly content to pander to their constituentsâ€™ most selfish, parochial instincts. This is government in a time of small-minded populism.
Last year, DND actually spent most of its procurement money; hopefully the same will occur this year.
Treasury Board President Scott Brison says the government is â€˜on track,â€™ but NDP MP Daniel Blaikie says it shows the Liberals donâ€™t have â€˜their act together.â€™
A federal intrusion that disrupts coverage for three-quarters of the population, requires tax hikes and spending cuts, and leads to less drug access hardly seems like a political winner. But neither is silence on the other side of the debate.