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HMCS Windsor, one of Canada's four Victoria-class submarines, is returned to the waters of Halifax harbour after a five-year refit on April 11, 2012.
HMCS Windsor, one of Canada's four Victoria-class submarines, is returned to the waters of Halifax harbour after a five-year refit on April 11, 2012.
(ANDREW VAUGHAN/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Cost of Tory military plans grows, while defence budget keeps getting cut

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It’s an eye-popping figure: $105-billion for new warships. It’s a sobering estimate of what it costs to buy a navy. Too bad there’s no sober assessment of what Canada’s defence will do without.