The cupboard is not bare: Canada can send Ukraine surplus LAVs
It is time Canada stepped up and commissioned some of its surplus inventory of LAVs to provide a cohesive land combat team of MBTs and IFVs for Ukraine. Allied support must continue unabated. The future of Ukrainians as a free people depends on it.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured recently in a Hill scrum. Canada could offer to refurbish and up-armour vehicles that have officially been deemed surplus to the Canadian Army’s current requirements. These could be refurbished faster, armoured to a higher standard and cost less than any new IFVs, writes David Pratt. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade