Prime Minister Steve-O unveiled spiffy plans for a $30 billion revamp of the Canadian military today. S-Harp also indicated it would take about twenty years, thus maintaining Canada's time-honoured tradition of glacial public policy change.
The cash will go towards new ships, airplanes, and raising force levels to about 100,000. Revamp, indeed.
I'm a bit on the fence about this kind of expenditure. But, as with most things, if you're going to do it, you should probably do it well. If we accept that we need a military (and sovereignty, occasional natural disasters and the ongoing need for peacekeeping around the world indicates we do), then they should probably have the tools to do the job.
Oh, and check out the comment section on the Globe article. Mondo hilarious.