Jeff Lehoux

liberal candidate in


Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke

Jeff Lehoux

liberal candidate in


Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke

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Strengthening Our Economy & Creating Jobs with Investment in the Canadian Forces

Petawawa– A Liberal government led by Justin Trudeau will invest in Canada’s Armed Forces, ensuring that they have the necessary equipment to protect our country and keep Canadians safe, while also growing local economies and creating jobs, said Jeff Lehoux, Liberal candidate for Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke.

“Over the last ten years, Stephen Harper has sent our military into a state of stagnation. The Conservative government allowed $10 billion in allocated funding for our military to lapse. On top of that, our procurement process is in shambles,” said Mr. Lehoux. “It’s time for a new plan that will grow local economies and make sure our brave women and men in uniform have the support they need to keep our communities and country safe.”

A Liberal government will maintain current National Defence spending levels, including current planned increases.

We will launch an open and transparent competition to replace the CF-18s. We will not purchase the F-35 stealth fighter-bomber.  

The Liberals will also Implement the recommendations made in the Canadian Forces’ Report on Transformation so that our Forces will be leaner, more agile, and better-equipped – with “more teeth and less tail”.

  • Create a new Defence White Paper that will replace Harper’s failed Canada First Defence Strategy.
  • Fast track and expand the capital renewal of the Royal Canadian Navy.
  • Launch enhanced ice breakers and new service combatants for the navy. Prioritize the acquisition of cost-effective search and rescue aircraft.
  • Make new and significant investments to meet the sacred obligation that we have to our veterans.

The Liberals will also Implement the recommendations made in the Canadian Forces’ Report on Transformation so that our Forces will be leaner, more agile, and better-equipped – with “more teeth and less tail”.

“The Liberals are committed to growing a strong and well-equipped military,” said Mr. Lehoux. “For too long, Stephen Harper has failed to provide meaningful support for our troops. Our military has a long and proud history of exemplary contribution on the world stage, from combat missions, to peace operations, to disaster relief. A Liberal government will support our military, and right the wrongs after a decade of deceit and neglect from the Conservatives.”