DND eats up one-third of Ottawa's professional fees

The Department of National Defence ate up one of every three dollars the federal government spent on professional services in Ottawa, the Ottawa Citizen reported. Last year, DND spent $2.8 billion on such services, roughly half of which went to maintenance specialists who performed repairs on major weapons systems. Money also flowed to meal kits, funeral services and equipping personnel. The military's budget has expanded by 222 per cent since 1998, the third largest expansion behind the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.

Published: Wednesday, 12/08/2010 12:00 am EST

The Department of National Defence ate up one of every three dollars the federal government spent on professional services in Ottawa, the Ottawa Citizen reported. Last year, DND spent $2.8 billion on such services, roughly half of which went to maintenance specialists who performed repairs on major weapons systems. Money also flowed to meal kits, funeral services and equipping personnel. The military's budget has expanded by 222 per cent since 1998, the third largest expansion behind the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development.

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