The Conservatives have made Canadian society much more militaristic. During their first six years in office the military budget increased from $15 billion to $23 billion and the number of troops rose by about one quarter to 95,000. The special forces, which Ottawa can deploy abroad in total secrecy, more than doubled.
An increase in the size and strength of the military makes war more likely. So does the Conservatives goal to set up permanent bases in up to seven countries. Dubbed Operational Support Hub, since mid-2011 Canada has signed agreements to house soldiers and equipment in Kuwait, Jamaica and Germany and is negotiating to set up bases in Singapore, South Korea, Tanzania, Senegal and Kenya. According to a military briefing note obtained by Postmedia, the bases are designed to improve the Canadian Forces’ “ability to project combat power/security assistance and Canadian influence rapidly and flexibly anywhere in the world.”
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