The Politics of Procurement: Military Acquisition in Canada and the Sea King Helicopter (Hardcover)

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In 1993, Canada’s Liberal Party cancelled an order to replace the navy’s Sea King helicopter. It claimed that the Tory plan was too expensive, but the cancellation itself actually cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. Aaron Plamondon connects this incident to the larger evolution of defence procurement in Canada, revealing that partisan politics, rather than a desire to increase the military’s capabilities, have driven the military procurement process. This saga of the government playing havoc with weapons acquisition offers an explanation for, and clues for resolving, the under-equipped state of Canada’s military.

About the Author


Aaron Plamondon teaches Canadian and military history at the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University. He is also a national fellow at the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780774817141
ISBN-10: 0774817143
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication Date: December 15th, 2009
Pages: 288
Language: English