Steven Staples

Steven Staples is the President of the Rideau Institute and co-founder of, a network of 20,000 people who want Canada to be a peace leader.

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Monday, February 18, 2013
Why the Canadian Right's 'Defense Lobby' Wants Another War
The generals have a big problem. The fighting in Afghanistan is over for Canada, and the thousands of recruits they armed, and the fleets of planes, helicopters and tanks they bought, have nowhere to go but home. Since 9/11 the military budget has ballooned to its highest level since the Second World War, surpassing the height of the Cold War in adjusted dollars.
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