The Canadian Press

2015-02-17 | ISIL Cda Cost

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The parliamentary budget office says it's been a tough job estimating the cost of Canada's combat mission against the Islamic State, because the National Defence department isn't co-operating. The PBO is pegging the cost of the mission for the current fiscal year at between 128 and 166-million dollars. Budget officer Jean-Denis Frechette says it was interesting that the government chose to announce its figures -- after months of stonewalling -- the night before he released his report. (Defence Minister Jason Kenney yesterday pegged the cost of Canada's bombing campaign and special forces deployment at 122-million dollars for the current budget year, which ends in March.)

Date: 2015-02-17
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 21 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I think it's a bizarre timing the same day that you do in the morning the TV over there transparently announced that they will we will publish a report today all of us and in the afternoon if you know that the number was released by the department by the minister good or bad that bad timing or no >>