Canadian soldiers to be left with aging jets
Canada’s men and woman in uniform seem to receive no respect in Canada as our government continues to expect they perform in high-stress environments with near to no support. In this article, I will look past the many problems our veterans have had in receiving aid once they are out of service, and instead focus on the lack of support they receive to actually perform their jobs.
Most recently the Trudeau government took their already bad decision of buying old jets to replace our currently old and dying fleet with an even worse one.
According to a Canadian Press report, the Trudeau government is now delaying the purchase of long-term replacements for Canada’s fighter jet fleet.
The story notes, “The Liberals said last year that they planned to start receiving new fighters in about five years, or around 2021, at which point the 30-year-old CF-18s would start being phased out. But several sources tell The Canadian Press that defence officials don’t expect the first new plane to be delivered for another eight years, which would put the time frame around 2026.”
So this means our air force will receive jets which are already three decades old in about … another decade. This at a time when the threat of global war is continuously increasing and the role of the Canadian military rapidly expanding.
Now, this is not a new trend as previous governments Liberal or Conservative have failed here. This is not a matter of one party but rather of our culture and it is now time that we as a country change that.
Being peacekeepers does not mean having a military made of straw. It is time all Canadian parties understand that diplomacy takes power, and as a rising nation on the global forum, Canadians expect our armed forces to match our economy and our political ambitions.