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CGAI examines 2% spending target

The Canadian Global Affairs Institute released today: "Growing the Defence Budget: What Would Two Percent of GDP Look Like?" by J. Craig Stone.

With the presentation of next year’s budget to Parliament expected in the coming weeks and the various items in the media over the past few months about the Canadian Armed Forces and defence spending, it seems timely to discuss what an increased defence budget might mean. What would increasing the defence budget to the NATO target of two per cent of GDP mean in terms of size and the discussion around Canada’s not meeting the agreed-upon target? Author J. Craig Stone covers what this growth would look like and what it could mean for the Canadian Armed Forces.

Find the complete report at www.cgai.ca.