New defence money no miracle cure for crippled budget

Annual increase likely to fall into operating budget just to keep DND in the black: Former assistant PBO.

Garrison Imaging Petawawa Photo: Sgt. Jean-Francois Lauzé
A CH-146 Griffon helicopter fires flares during training on March 31 at Garrison Petawawa, Ont.
Marie-Danielle Smith
Published: Wednesday, 04/29/2015 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Tuesday, 05/05/2015 5:36 pm EDT

Defence analysts are calling out the Harper government for boasting about a spending increase they say won’t make up for recent budget cuts, and won’t accrue real benefits until decades from now.

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