Trudeau’s Claim To Be Boosting Defense Spending Is Based On Deception

Instead of actually strengthening our armed forces, the Liberals changed the way defense spending is calculated.

During a press conference today with U.S. President Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau claimed that he was boosting defense spending by 70% (by the time 2026 rolls around), and said defense spending was up from about 1% of GDP to closer to 1.4%.

Here’s the thing:

Trudeau’s claims are based on deception and manipulative numbers.

Consider this from respected reporter Mercedes Stephenson, who often reports on defense issues:

“Part of how Canada has increased % of GDP on defence spending is by including $ that didn’t used to be considered “defence spending” including: pensions (and a $1.8 billion pension adjustment), some veterans benefits (including death benefits for veterans’ family members) 1/2″

“also counts CSE spending, RCMP deployments overseas and the Afghan National Army Trust Fund. #CAF #cdnpoli 2/2”

So, things that have never before been part of our defense spending calculations – and shouldn’t be – are now being included, just so the government can claim a bigger number.

This is both insulting and dangerous.

It’s insulting to the Canadian People and to our allies, as the Trudeau government clearly thinks we are all fools who will fall for their little accounting game.

And it’s dangerous, because it makes it look like Canada is strengthening our defenses when we actually aren’t. It could create a false sense of complacency, and if the accounting isn’t fixed by the next government, our entire nation could have a skewed view of how strong (or weak in this case) our armed forces are.

We see yet again that the Liberals have no interest in keeping our country strong and secure, and are willing to play BS political games with the future of our nation.

Spencer Fernando

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Dave Allsopp

I had no idea that some of these practices were being done!
Thank You Spencer Fernando for once again bringing these things to the attention of news deficient Canadians.
Since our MSM no longer reports on such things anymore younare a main source.
Again, thank you!

Sue

Another day another little lie by Justin.

Major Tom

Didn’t the Liberal Government under Chretien develop the Supplementary Ready Reserve as an attempt to convince NATO that they were taking Canada’s defence contribution seriously? After 5 years or so….it quietly melded with the Supplementary Reserve…….all smoke and mirrors….

Sue

The liberals should change their name to smoke and mirrors, from all I have seen.

Del

Didn’t the idiot say “All Canadians expect us to do better”? Here we go again, more lies, deception, more BS. This is a NATO get together, so where is his General’s uniform with a ton of medals and all kinds of flashy gold braid? All his handlers need to do is look at pictures of N. Korean generals with their 60 phony awards. He knew this subject would come up, so why didn’t he know the numbers? Does he even care? How flipping embarrassing. Other nations are watching and wondering why Canadians could be so stupid. Scheer lost the election,… Read more »

Sue

Canadians are not that big on politics. Very few people understand what is going on so they vote from information they hear from media sources that were simply put bought and paid off with their own money.
I would not have known as much as I do now, if I had not hurt my back 5 years ago and decided to brush up on more news. Then I found alternate information that made me see a lot of things, I never knew were happening. The rest is history. lol.

old white guy

Well, liberals lie, what else is new?