Priorities & Choices – www.
Our goal is to redirect $100 billion from military expenditures to initiatives that address human needs and climate change.
Our initial focus is on the upcoming federal election — calling for the reallocation of funds for military spending to address the crisis in low rental housing.
The Canadian Defense Report – ‘Strong, Secure, Engaged’ — outlines an increase of 70% in the defense budget over 10 years, and total defence spending of $553 billion over 20 years. The cost of 88 new fighter jets is estimated at $100 million each. We are proposing that the number of new fighter jets should be reduced by 50 (from 88 to 38 jets) and the 70% defense budget increase be reduced to 30%. These reductions will generate over 100 billion for funding additional low-rental housing and low-cost home ownership.