CANADA MUST BE BETTER PREPARED
FOR SECURITY THREATS
The world is becoming more dangerous, and Canada must evolve in tandem to confront the challenges we will face from authoritarian regimes in Europe and Asia.
To accomplish this, Canada should increase its military expenditures to two per cent of GDP and ensure that at least 20 per cent of that two per cent is spent on purchasing major defence equipment.
Unfortunately, Canada was caught off guard during the 24-day-long occupation of Ottawa last winter. If that’s any indication of our readiness to face security threats, then Canada is even less prepared to confront the challenges of an increasingly dangerous world.
Originally published by Toronto Star on February 21, 2022.