Canadian Demise Through Hollow Trudeau Defenses

Alshaar Ansari
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Justin Trudeau’s latest federal budget represents a shocking about-face from his previous talk, unveiling an alarming trend of empty promises and dishonest rhetoric about the national defense. Despite the government’s soaring claims of rising military expenditure, scrutiny of the fine print reveals a gloomy image of a Prime Minister who cares more about theatrics than real safety for Canadians.

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The budget’s declaration of $10.4 billion hike in the budget for defence next year may sound impressive at first thought, but closer scrutiny shows something far more concerning. First and foremost, most of this increment will be lost due to escalating inflation, thus diluting any effects these purported investments would have had. Also, poor procurement practices by the government and chronic recruitment challenges are strong indicators that these additional funds might not be effectively and efficiently used in the department.

Equally worrying is that even with this proposed augmentation on spending Canada still falls way short of its NATO obligations with defense outlays projected to reach as low as 1.76% GDP by 2029 which is well below the 2% goal agreed upon by all member states. This case stands in sharp contrast against our allies who are hastily building up their own defenses due to escalated international tensions exposing once again what appears to be an indifference on part of Trudeau administration towards global responsibilities it owes to Canada while ensuring her security.

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Lack of specific line-item commitments in the budget further deepens mistrust and uncertainty around government’s defense priorities. Whereas there are mentions within this document regarding need for NORAD upgrade along with strengthening Canada military presence in Europe; however, lack details plans on how much money is going to be spent or when they should anticipate them rings alarm bells.

All in all, one can see from Canadian federal budget for 2024 that it provides a worrying snapshot of a Prime Minister obsessed with political showmanship rather than substantive policy making on matters regarding national security. As our allies step up to the plate, the Trudeau government’s hollow promises and lackluster commitment to strengthening Canadian military make this country increasingly exposed to worldwide threats and diminishes its status in global arena.

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Canadians need good leadership and real commitment from their government for their own safety. The era of empty talks and unfulfilled promises must therefore come to a close as the Trudeau regime must be answerable for failing in its most basic duties such as ensuring the safety of all citizens’ lives within this great nation.

Nevertheless, the reality is that despite describing the increase in defense spending as a significant improvement; it falls way short of what is required to fully protect Canada’s interests and meet our international obligations. The inability of Trudeau government to prioritize national defense and still depending on political rhetoric instead of taking a tangible action has left no room for maneuver.

Canada’s leadership needs to take any significant steps it can towards beefing up its military power while at the same time demonstrating that they are ready even at a cost of their life or that it could cost them something if not everything to ensure safety both domestically and internationally during these times when tensions among nations have been escalating further. Without an all-inclusive, adequately-funded and effectively-executed defense strategy, Canada’s image will continue dwindling globally thus exposing her people to imminent dangers coming from other parts due emerging threats.

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The time for empty promises and hollow rhetoric has passed. Canadians require a government that places their safety as the first priority, with readiness to make necessary investments and take the required actions so as to position Canada for 21st-century challenges. Anything short of a complete revamping of Trudeau Government’s approach to national defense would be an insult to the citizens of this great country.

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