Canada's contradictory defence procurement strategy

There is no clear indication whether the priority is to supply both the Canadian Armed Forces and the Canadian Coast Guard with needed equipment in a timely manner, or to use these purchases to promote Canada’s economic interests.

US Navy Photo: Lt. Cmdr. Corey Barker
USS Rentz receives fuel from the Royal Canadian Navy supply ship HMCS Preserver, Sept. 11, 2013. The struggle between military needs and economic development will be especially visceral when dealing with “in-development” equipment, writes Jean-Christophe Boucher.
Jean-Christophe Boucher
Published: Thursday, 08/14/2014 1:41 am EDT
Last Updated: Wednesday, 08/20/2014 4:33 pm EDT

In February 2014, the Harper government revealed a new Defence Procurement Strategy in response to growing concerns that the Canadian military procurement policy was seriously dysfunctional.

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