FUNDING FAIL: Canadian Military Runs Out of Sleeping Bags, Demands Soldiers Return Them

“If the Liberals can’t get sleeping bags right, how are we going to expect them to deliver fighter jets and new ships for our navy?” asks Conservative Defence Critic James Bezan.

In another sign of the chronic underfunding of the Canadian Forces, it turns out that the military has ran out of sleeping bags and rucksacks.

As a result, they are ordering soldiers who currently have sleeping bags and rucksacks to return them.

Some of the equipment was first issued in 1982.

Absurdly, the military is even asking for sleeping bag liners to be returned.

As Conservative Defence Critic James Bezan said to CTV, the government failed “to provide the forces with enough kit.”

“This to me is ridiculous. If the Liberals can’t get sleeping bags right, how are we (going to) expect them to deliver fighter jets and new ships for our navy?” added Bezan.

Bezan makes a good point. The Trudeau government made a big deal about their defence strategy, then fell over $2 billion short on investment, in addition to delaying billions worth of equipment upgrades.

Now, we find out that they can’t even provide enough basics like sleeping bags and rucksacks.

It’s embarrassing for our country, as it shows how little attention or effort the federal government puts into equipping those who are tasked with defending our nation.

The Canadian Forces, and the Canadian People, deserve far better.

Spencer Fernando

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