National Defence – March 18, 2013 – Part 1

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

National Defence – March 18, 2013 – Part 1

National Security and Defence

General Tom Lawson, Canada’s chief of the defence staff, provides an update on his priorities and challenges. The Canadian Forces are undergoing an ambitious agenda of renewal and change in a period of tightening resources.

The general’s first appearance before the committee comes just days before the federal budget is to be delivered. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is expected to announce further defence cuts.