Reimagining Canadian defense and security
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This article by Brett Boudreau, published in the March 2022 by the Institute for Research on Public Policy, proposes a major overhaul of Canada’s national security strategy and a boost in spending. He further describes five recommendations for the federal government to develop a more robust national security framework, including:
1. Develop a fit-for-purpose foreign-defense-industrial strategy for Canada.
2. Announce a commitment to spend at least two per cent GDP on Defense/Coast Guard within three years.
3. Build national information resilience.
4. Evolve the national security elements of machinery of government.
5. Slay the Canadian Army Reserve sacred cow.
Would you support these recommendations? Are there other approaches that we should consider?