The federal budget is expected to pour up to $8 billion in new money into the Department of National Defence (DND), CBC News has learned — an investment that will lean heavily on improving the military’s ability to defend North America.

I’ve been predicting thith for quite some time now. You can read that from about a month ago. That they would use this bloviation to steal more of our money, through the Military Industrial Complex, was quite possibly my easiest prediction ever.

Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland will deliver the new fiscal plan on Thursday. A senior government source, speaking on background Wednesday, said that the budget’s billions of dollars in new defence spending will be over and above the increases the Liberal government committed to in its 2017 defence policy.

As Defence Minister Anita Anand signaled in a speech last month, the federal government is making a major multi-year investment in NORAD, the joint U.S.-Canada air and maritime defence command. The backbone of NORAD is a chain of radar stations that are nearing the end of their service life.

NORAD is the biggest fucking joke ever. The entire premise is that if Russia wanted to launch a nuclear attack on North America, the shortest path would be with bombers through the arctic. Except actually the shortest path would be with some Boomer subs in any random location they feel like, along with ICBM’s launched from Russia. That’s even more true nowadays, since Russia doesn’t even have supersonic bombers anymore, but they’ve got even better missiles.

The source said the Liberal government also plans to invest heavily in buying weapons for Ukraine to help it defend itself in the face of an increasingly brutal Russian invasion.

They plan to have as many White People murdered, extending the suffering of these people, for both the geopolitical goals of George Soros and the Q4 earnings sheets of Lockheed Martin and Raytheon. How predictable.

Anand recently acknowledged that the Canadian military’s stock of weapons it can donate has been largely depleted. The source said Ukrainian President Volodomyr Zelensky’s top request of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is for more arms.

The confidential source — who was not authorized to speak on the record but has knowledge of the file — said the budget will also contain funding to cover critical equipment shortfalls within the Canadian military itself.

As others have pointed out, it didn’t really make that much sense to send arms to Ukraine, when they can’t make their way to the soldiers in the encircled cities. Sure, maybe the troops in Western Ukraine, but that’s not really going to be fundamentally altering the war. However, as an excuse to force you taxpaying paypiggies to fork over more dough, it works beautifully.

Inside the House of Commons, the Opposition Conservatives saw their motion calling on the federal government to meet the NATO two per cent benchmark pass with the support the governing Liberals and Bloc Quebecois. The NDP and the Green Party’s two MPs voted against it.

Despite the victory, Conservative defence critic Kerry-Lynne Findlay said the results were troubling, given the New Democrats’ position as a power broker in the Commons.

“At a time when the world is becoming less safe, it is imperative that Canada contributes its fair share to the NATO alliance, which has safeguarded the peace and security that Canadians have enjoyed for the past 73 years,” she said in a media statement.

Kerry-Lynne Findlay, MP – White Rock-South Surrey

Guess what, this is my MP. I didn’t even know that until today, but this cunt represents my district of White Rock – South Surrey. And she also represents international finance capital, all at the same time. Weird how that works.

“I would say [that] on military spending, we have been strong,” she said. “I mean, right now we’re in the midst of … procuring 88 fighter jets. We’ve committed to the national shipbuilding strategy and as of December of last year, 2021, we’ve invested over $21 billion in that.”

I’ll have to look into this National Shipbuilding Strategy at some point in the future. For now I’ll simply assume it’s yet another grift done by our privileged class.

Jim Fergusson, a defence expert at the University of Manitoba, said the public is going to have to watch closely to see how much of this expected expense makes up the federal government’s new investment in defence.

“This was coming,” he said, referring to NORAD modernization. “The political situation in Europe made it, I’m not sure if I say palatable, but it certainly pushed the government to be seen to be doing something, particularly in the context of reported pressure from the NATO allies.”

The other thing to be mindful of, he said, is DND’s ability to actually spend the money. Such major projects require staff to shepherd them to completion, he said, and both Liberal and Conservative governments have shortchanged the staffing requirement over the years.

It’s pretty amazing how shillish this article is. Just wall to wall shilling for moar Dakka for General Dynamics. So you get the pervert shit from the CBC, but also constant war propaganda and MIC shilling. 

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  1. “88 fighter jets” – an obvious dog whistle to right wing nationalists, lol.

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