Planned Capital Spending Under Strong, Secure, Engaged – Canada’s Defence Policy: 2022 Update

Published: March 11, 2022


This report analyses Department of National Defence planned capital spending under Strong, Secure, Engaged, announced in 2017, as of 2022.


  • For the first time, all $164 billion earmarked for capital spending in the Strong, Secure, Engaged (SSE) envelope is reconciled.

  • There are additional delays in planned spending, raising concerns on the sufficiency of the SSE envelope due to inflation.

  • The highest planned annual capital expenditure increases from $12.6 billion to $16.3 billion.

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