Federal funding for Cyclone program delayed
April 28, 2016 By The Ottawa Citizen
Some of the Canadian military’s top equipment programs – including projects to buy new maritime helicopters and Arctic patrol vessels – will see their funding delayed as the Defence Department tries to deal with the Liberal government’s recently announced budget.
The budget, released in late March, calls for $3.7 billion in spending on equipment to be delayed until 2021 or later.
But details provided to the Ottawa Citizen by the Department of National Defence outline how even key military equipment programs just getting underway are not being spared – money is also not available until years from now for those projects. | READ MORE