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Paris: What will be the impact of the $1.1 billion cut to National Defence?

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2 April, 2012
By: Erna Paris
Award-winning author, journalist, and historian

The impact of defence cuts, foreign aid cuts, embassy cuts will be further confusion at home and abroad
about Canada’s foreign policy.

First example: We herald support for international child and maternal health initiatives, then cut aid.
Second example: The prime minister opens new markets, then squeezes the diplomats who have to follow through.

Go figure.

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