The Canadian Press

2015-04-02 | ISIL Cda Costs

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Defence Minister Jason Kenney now says the estimated cost of extending Canada's combat mission in Iraq and Syria will be 406-million dollars, and he's instructed his department to include the figures in federal budget reports. The Treasury Board's report for the coming fiscal year, released yesterday, shows the price tags for overseas operations in both the Middle East and eastern Europe are classified. Opposition leader Tom Mulcair says hiding the figures is unacceptable. (Kenney, however, claims to have already released the numbers, but says the information wasn't available when the budget forecasts were signed off at the beginning of March. When you add what has already been spent to the new figure, the war is estimated to cost over a half-billion dollars and counting.)

Date: 2015-04-02
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 16 seconds

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