Defence review

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan will release the much-anticipated defence policy review today.

Sajjan is expected to make a case for billions of dollars in new spending on the military.

Yesterday, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland called for a big boost in military spending in a major foreign policy speech in the Commons.  She said in a world, where allies can’t necessarily rely on an inward-looking U-S, there is a need for Canadian diplomacy and development sometimes to be backed by a principled use of force.