Media Advisory - Military Procurement in Canada: A Flawed System in Need of Reform?

CALGARY, March 31, 2015 /CNW/ - Reforming the procurement process is a frequent request but how do we do it? Can anything be done to overcome the political restraints that impede the process? Can we change the way defence goods are procured? Should Canada use the U.S. system as a model for reform? The School of Public Policy will release three reports over the next week on military procurement that tackle these challenges with solid recommendations. With Canada's military role overseas, procurement has become important.

The papers will be released over the next week online at

  • Wed. April 1st at 9 a.m. mountain: A Primer on Recent Canadian Defence Budgeting Trends and Implications by Dave Perry
  • Thurs. April 2nd at 9 a.m. mountain: Improving the Acquisition Process in Canada by J. Craig Stone
  • Mon. April 6th at 9 a.m. mountain: What Canada could learn from U.S. defence procurement: Issues, best practices and recommendations by Anessa L. Kimball

The authors will be available by contacting Morten Paulsen, below.

SOURCE The School of Public Policy - University of Calgary

For further information: Reporters desiring an advance and embargoed copy are invited to contact: Media Contact: Morten Paulsen, 403.399.3377,


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