Decision Canada 2006

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Harper: more airborne troops

Conservative leader Stephen Harper announced today that he would buy more military aircraft to replace our aging transports but also form a new airborne division of our armed forces.

Yes, Canada does need a military, yes, a few planes would be nice, but shouldn't we make sure that our troops on the ground had the proper equipment before we start creating more demands on a shrinking budget!


  • Spending money on the military is a useless waste of tax dollars. Maybe a couple more planes would help a bit, but not enough to really increase our military's stengnth on an international level. Personally, put that money into provincial legislatures and not the military.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:31 PM  

  • So, anonymous, you don't think that being able to rely on ourselves to get to our missions overseas would increase our strength? The left always wants us to help other countries - and then refuses to support us when we want to make sure that we can do so. The doubling of DART is a brilliant idea - allows us to help countries in need, as well as our own citizens when disaster strikes at home.

    As far as the original post... I think with that 1.8 billion of additional money available annually to the military, they'll be able to replace some ground equipment, and maybe even fix our subs.

    By Blogger Greg P, at 7:45 PM  

  • We can help other countries in other ways, like shipping supplies and donating money - which can often be more valuable than simply sending out military, which really compared to services like healthcare and education does not deserve to have a funding increase. Let countries with larger armed forces help with the violence and we can help with our money and supplies which or equally if not more necessary.

    By Blogger Whatever, at 9:38 PM  

  • The military's purpose is to protect our government and through extension our citizens that are governed by it. Our military as it stands could not accomplish this basic task. What do you think would happen if a Katrina sized disaster struck Canada?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:50 PM  

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