Canada Plans to Increase Spending on North American Defense

September 20, 2022

Department of Defense News:

The Defense Department welcomes Canada Defense Minister Anita Anand’s June 20 announcement of plans to enlarge Canada’s defense budget and make significant investments in North American Aerospace Defense Command modernization and continental defense, said Air Force Gen. Glen D. VanHerck, commander of NORAD and U.S. Northern Command.

The plans, according to Anand, call for spending $40.4 billion over the next 20 years.

A portion of this increase will be allocated to initiatives aligned with the investment priorities established by U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and previous Canada Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan in their August 2021 “Joint Statement on NORAD Modernization,” Anand said.  

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