Well it seems our boys are actually going to get the tools they need to do the job. Relying on the U.S. for heavy aircraft to get to where we want to go is ridiculous. On another note, I believe this $17b that was being earmarked for the military was something that was initiated by the Liberals when they were in power all those years. A lot of posturing and foot-dragging ensued which is why it was never properly implemented under Chretien and Martin. Good to see PM Harper actually putting his money where his mouth is. Well OK, it's taxpayer's money but you get the general idea. Canada is small compared to the U.S., it will be nice to assert ourselves on the world stage once again independent of American foreign policy. Those of you with a leftist bent will disagree, but you can't have a strong foreign policy without a strong military. It just doesn't work that way.
The Man in Black