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This week Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland announced the Liberal government will increase defence spending by $8 billion over five years, a move widely anticipated in advance of the tabling of the federal budget.
Of that spending, $500 million has been set aside to arm Ukraine to resist Russia's invasion. However, Canada will not meet NATO's request of two percent of GDP for defence funding — instead, it is projected to be 1.5 of GDP.
Our question this week: Is Canada spending too much or too little on defence? Are we peacekeepers or fighters?
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