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Job cuts loom over Defence Department

2,100 jobs to disappear over the next three years

A total of 2,100 jobs will be cut from the Department of Defence over the next three years, according to reports circulating Thursday. The cuts come as a part of the broader scaling back of the public service expected the Conservative majority government has promised. Last week, Conservative MP Julian Fantino was appointed associate minister in charge of procurement, putting him in charge of a budget that is between 14 and 16 per cent of the department’s $22-billion total budget.

The Globe and Mail

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