Conservatives promise to 'protect' defence spending from deficit battle - 2019-10-17

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F182.png Conservatives promise to 'protect' defence spending from deficit battle October 17, 2019, Murray Brewster, CBC News

The Conservatives have pledged to "protect" the budget of the Department of National Defence even as they work to eliminate the federal deficit.

In their election platform, the Tories said they would find $5 billion in savings by cutting operational expenses, but were not clear on precisely what that meant, other than to say it would not affect services to Canadians.

The Liberals, through their two-year-old defence policy, committed to increase defence spending by 70 per cent to $32 billion annually by 2024-25 — a program that would unfold at precisely the same time a potential Conservative government intends to cut expenditures.​​

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{{cite news | first = Murray | last = Brewster | title = Conservatives promise to 'protect' defence spending from deficit battle | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/conservatives-defence-spending-1.5323618 | work = CBC News | date = October 17, 2019 | accessdate = October 18, 2019 }}