Military spending patterns excessive

Frank Martens, Summerland Review – Opinion

Dear Editor:

The Harper government recently made a decision to spend about $18 billion on a new fleet of fighter jets for our already extravagant military. That’s about $500 per man, woman and child in Canada. … Meanwhile people are waiting months, sometimes years for needed operations to improve their health. Exorbitant fees are being charged at universities that should be free to all qualifying students.

Child care should be free in all provinces for parents that need to work….

We really must start changing our direction, moving our country and the world in a new path towards social, economic and environmental sustainability — where equality of people can be established. …