Green Party of Canada would reduce military spending by $8,973,000,000 and slash federal support for AECL nuclear research by $465,000,000, both over three years


Elizabeth May





The Green Party of Canada has promised to estimate the costs of its campaign promises in this federal election, something that the other parties are not always so careful to do.

   I cite the sneaky way Smilin’ Jack Layton’s militaristic NDP has hidden its support for maintaining the Tories’ shocking budget committment of $21,000,000,000 in military spending, without actually mentioning that figure in their sketchy NDP propaganda.

  In contrast, the Canadian Greens promise to ‘reduce military spending to the 2005 ratio and reorient to peacekeeping,’ according to information found at the official website.

  According to GPC figures, that would mean Canadian military spending decreases in 2011-12 of $3,275,000,000, in 2012 – 2013 of $3,083,000,000 and in 2013 – 2014 of $2,615,000,000, for a $8,973,000,000 total reduction of military spending.

  Similarly, and thankfully, the Canadian Greens also suggest that atomic energy research in Canada should no longer receive public support.

  The Greens propose to ‘cancel federal support for AECL research,’ referring to Canada’s highly corrupted nuclear power lobby.

The Green’s atomic energy research phase-out would reduce subsidies to AECL by $155,000,000 a year for three years, for a total savings to the Canadian taxpayer of $465,000,000.

  The trouble is, the Greens are even more concerned about so-called ‘climate change’ than they are to reduce Canada’s accelerating military and nuclear research spending, and their whole costed budget relies on frankly unrealistic carbon taxing proposals that will never be enacted by any Canadian federal government.


Gregory Paul Michael Hartnell, President

Concerned Citizens’ Coalition



2 Responses to Green Party of Canada would reduce military spending by $8,973,000,000 and slash federal support for AECL nuclear research by $465,000,000, both over three years

  1. albe says:

    weelllll , how are we to be provided with electric ,or should we go to candle power and not to mention the Constructors of the Nuke plants, unemployed? Seems the Greens are not in favour of creating jobs , in fact less jobs may be a result. The shareholders of GE or other large nuke plant installations , Babcock & wilcox ,etc. are in fact widely held in mutual funds that many citizens have, how are you going to address this loss in asset value.
    Oh more tax credits? Why not change the tax form from the current backward Mulroney revised to a taxable income with tax deductible format. The current design only encourages the idea of flat tax. Oh ,how about convincing people that the wealthy only create jobs ,a trickle down style idea, in a vacuum it doesn’t happen. Many people create a jobs , stakeholders include consumers for example.

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