Morning Update: High price of equipment driving delays in Canada’s defence policy update


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Good morning, The federal government’s long-promised defence policy update has been been delayed because the Trudeau cabinet is struggling with the cost of new military equipment, such as submarines, tanks and drones, according to a senior official. The official, who is familiar with the nearly two-year-old review, said the delay in releasing the defence update has frustrated military commanders who want to see major spending to meet Canada’s commitments to NATO and NORAD. The U.S. is also pressing Ottawa to boost military spending. In March, 2022, the government said it would bring in a defence review and promised to boost...