A Brief Assessment of Canada’s National Defence Expenditure

In the wake of recent attacks in Quebec and Ottawa that saw the unfortunate and horrifying death of two Canadian soldiers, Corporal Nathan Cirillo and Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, the Harper government seems poised to introduce new legislation that will strengthen the powers to its intelligence agency. The government tabled Bill C-44 this week which is intended to expand the powers and functioning capabilities of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), and now in Canada speculations abound as to the particulars of this legislation and its overall impact on the nation’s domestic and international security measures.

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