The Canadian Press

2015-02-05 | Military Reserves Politics

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The military appears set to miss a self-imposed deadline to rebalance the number of reserve soldiers in the military. Internal documents say a review of how Canada's force of citizen soldiers is structured was supposed to be done by the end of last March, with a new funding model in place by April of this year. But a National Defence spokesman says the review is still ongoing. Retired lieutet-colonel John Selkirk of Reserves 2000, which advocates for the militia, says Ottawa knows the storm it would face if it imposes significant changes and funding cuts on the reserves. (Restructuring the reserves, which were essential in filling out combat units in Afghanistan, was one of the key areas identified by the Harper government when it began its post-war budget-cutting exercise.)

Date: 2015-02-05
Placeline: KINGSTON, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << there's not a politician who was in the house the moment men in and also for that matter in the Senate who doesn't recognize but cutting out a local unit and closing down the local Armory and that's what I think is bad news politically and there would be quite a backlog >>


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