Iraq-Combat Mission

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Question Period Senator Jane Cordy October 2nd, 2014

Hon. Jane Cordy: Honourable senators, we're finding out that the 2014 budget for ammunition for the military has been reduced from $153 million to $94 million. That's a significant cut in funding for ammunition. It's a 38 per cent cut, and it has caused other departments to take a look at the lack of money and the lack of ammunition.

My question is: Are we prepared? Do we, in fact, have the resources to go to Iraq and fight in light of all of the cutbacks that have taken place in DND, specifically in relation to ammunition?

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