Part of the problem today is there are a lot of people who are looking at us shrinking with less training and no investment from the leadership of this country. We have gone from a small well trained military with old equipment, to a smaller, adequately trained military with ancient equipment. Our benefits are constantly eroded and our pay is starting to fall in relation to local costs while we are asked to do more and more
We are living on delusional fantasies about our military. Canada does not punch above it's weight. We are a Light Heavyweight country who fields a bantam weight military with used shorts and tattered gloves. Sure we hit pretty hard for a bantam weight but that doesn't help us in the open division that is the world stage.
And it is disingenuous to compare us to the private sector. First, the private sector doesn't give up its rights like we do. Second, if I am unhappy with my compensation at one job I can apply at another to increase my wages. The military is the only option for most trades. There is no civilian artillery companies or armoured corporations.
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