Armed forces veterans are one of the most powerful voices in the Canadian government, but a new book says they’re not the only ones with power.
The Canadian Press has published The Military Elite: The Rise of the Military Industrial Complex, by former military personnel, academics and political scientists who say Canada has become an elite country.
“I don’t believe that the military is the dominant force in the country, it’s certainly not the dominant political force,” said Andrew Tushnet, who wrote the book.
The author’s name has been changed to protect his identity.
Tushnet was one of many former and current military personnel who were hired by the Conservative government to work on the book, which is the first major political-military history in Canadian history.
He was not paid.
The book says Canada’s military is now the largest corporate player in Canada, and is the biggest military contractor in the world.
It also says Canada is the only developed country in the OECD that has not reformed its military.
“We have to be careful in our politics.
It’s not always going to be a happy place,” said Tushno, a former lieutenant-general in the Royal Canadian Navy and retired colonel.”
There are certain things that are politically very hard for a lot of people to swallow.
We are the United States of Canada, after all, with all of our freedoms and all of the privileges of a free market.”
Canada’s Defence Department did not respond to questions from The Globe and Mail about its role in the book and whether it has paid any of the authors.
The Harper government was founded in 2005 by former prime minister Stephen Harper, who made the appointment of retired army officers as members of cabinet.
Tushneff says Harper’s decision to appoint retired generals in government was the first time that Canada had a political party that openly espoused military interests.
Tashnet argues Canada has a significant military problem.
He says Canada has more than 100,000 soldiers in the ranks and is now on track to surpass Germany as the largest military industrial complex in the Western world.
He also argues that military spending is a problem for Canada.
“If we don’t spend on our military, our military will run out of money very quickly,” Tushnett said.
“The military is in crisis, the military has never been in crisis.
It was created for peacekeeping.
He said Canada’s current defence budget is $1.7 trillion.”
Canada has been in a state of war for a long time, which has been a long war.”
He said Canada’s current defence budget is $1.7 trillion.
Tishnet says Canada still has a lot to learn about how to reform the military.
The book focuses on Canada’s armed forces and how to improve the organization, but he says there are still many things that need to be changed.
“They’re going to need to develop their internal culture.
They’re going do that by creating a civilian board and training a cadre of people that are competent, that are responsible,” he said.
Toshnet says he’s happy to have contributed to the book in the hopes of encouraging change.
“This is something that should be done for Canada, because the country has a serious problem,” he says.
“And it needs to be addressed.”
For the book to be published, Tushnteff will need the support of former Prime Minister Joe Clark.
Clark is expected to speak at a panel at the University of Ottawa on Wednesday that will discuss the book’s contents.