Canada’s Defense Policy Under Review

The Federal Liberal government is holding public consultations throughout Canada for input in shaping our country’s Defense Policy for the Canadian Military. There hasn’t been a review for well over 2 decades. Defense Policy is critical in guiding and decision making when it comes to protecting Canadians at home and abroad, promoting national interests and contributing to international peace and security.

Arctic Sovereignty, Internal Security, Cyber/Counter Terrorism and supporting our allies in NATO/NORAD/UN are all key components of the policy. Declining personnel, attrition and burn-out are challenges that must be addressed to balance International and Domestic priorities.

In this Brampton Focus episode we speak with Brampton North MP Ruby Sahota who recently held a round-table consultation in Brampton at Legion Branch 15. The event was attended by current and past serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces as well as civilian participants. Find out what she took away from the consultation, as well as where and how these consultations might shape the direction and future of the Canadian Armed Forces.

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