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No NATO Exercise for Cash-Strapped Navy
Date: Sunday, January 28 2007
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"Canadians want a military that defends our sovereignty, {Defence analyst Steve Staples] said, so the defence minister should tell the Navy to get those ships out and "quit playing games."

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/nova-scotia/story/2007/01/26/navy-nato.html

Playing Games? Is this Mr. Staples suggesting it is the Navy playing games?

Quote:
"Hours after CBC News aired the story, Defence Minister Gordon O'Connor said $3.5 million would be made available and the ship was ordered to sea."

Sounds more like the Conservative government is playing games here.

Earlier report:
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2006/05/17/polaris-afghanistan.html
"Afghan mission has cost $4.1B and counting"
"...the campaign has already cost the country more than $4.1 billion since 2001."

I guess Navy exercises aren't 'sexy' enough......

I have a question though. What would be the major cost of naval exercises, outside of fuel and a few shells?

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