Theme 6: Stable, Predictable, Realistic Funding
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The business of developing policy is one thing; the business of funding it so that it delivers results is another. That is why the investments in Canada's Defence Policy – Strong, Secure, Engaged – are so significant.
Under this policy, annual defence budget will increase from $18.9 billion in 2016/17 to $32.7 billion in 2026/27 ($17.1 billion in 2016/17 to $24.6 billion in 2026/27 on an accrual basis). This policy includes new defence funding of $ 62.3 billion on a cash basis over 20 years from today's budget ($48.9 billion on an accrual basis). Total funding available to Defence over the next 20 years will be $553 billion on a cash basis ($497 billion on an accrual basis ).
These investments reflect Canada's most rigorously costed defence policy in history. It is also fully funded.
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Canada Defence Policy
- Theme 1: Canada's new vision for Defence
- Theme 2: Well-supported, diverse, resilient people and families
- Theme 3: Investments to Enhance Capability and Capacity
- Theme 4: Defence innovation
- Theme 5: Modernizing the business of Defence
Canada Defence Policy [PDF - 13 MB]