Canada's military spending ranks 13th highest in the world

Canadians could be forgiven for thinking that they spend a mere pittance on their military: politicians and pundits constantly bombard us with the claim that Canada is a military miser. But a new CCPA report by defence analyst Bill Robinson sets the record straight.

Canadian Military Spending 2009 shows that Canada’s rising National Defence spending is $21.185 billion in 2009-2010, making Canada’s rank 13th highest in the world, and 6th highest among NATO’s 28 members, dollar for dollar. By comparison, the Department of the Environment was allocated only $1.064 billion. Click here to read more and download the full report.