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Canada is preparing a multi-year military aid plan for Ukraine

Apr 17, 2024

The Canadian government has submitted a budget package that provides for the allocation of funds to Ukraine.

This is reported with reference to CP24.


The government plans to increase military spending to 1.76 percent of GDP by 2030, including $8.1 billion over the next five years.

The budget allocates $1.6 billion over five years for military assistance to Ukraine.

It also includes $350 million over two years to respond to large-scale humanitarian crises and $159 million over five years to support the "transformation" of Canada's Global Affairs Directorate.

The budget will include:

  • 48 million over four years and $15.8 million thereafter to repay loans to early childhood educators;
  • 52 million over 5 years to adopt and enforce a new law on Internet harm;
  • 273.6 million over six years for outreach, law enforcement, counter-radicalization, and victim support;
  • $32 million over six years and $11 million next year for the Security Infrastructure Program, which funds physical security for community and religious centers;
  • more than $900 million over six years for green building and energy efficiency programs;
  • $150 million over three years will go to the Emergency Treatment Fund to help municipalities and indigenous communities cope with the opioid crisis;
  • $6.1 billion over six years and $1.4 billion next year for Canada's disability benefits and related costs.

Author – Anastasiya Glotova, 17/04/2024

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