As per the military, why should canada not have a stronger military? It's really a disgrace the state that its in now. Of the already negligable ministry funds, 51% goes to the office administration, where 49% goes to troops and equipment. We didn't really choose not to go to Iraq, even if we wanted to, our military absolutely couldn't. I'm not saying we should have it at any level close to the Americans, but we do have the worlds largest most unprotected border. Our navy has helicopters that can't go up. Submarines that can't go down. For the place Canada wants to take in the world, not only politically, but economically as well, a better military is a pre-requisite. I'm not even necessarily proposing more spending, just better spending. Canada needs a respectable armed force.