Post Colonial Literature in English: Canada

Canada's Military Forces

[Source: 1998 CIA World Factbook]

Military branches: Canadian Armed Forces (includes Land Forces Command or LC, Maritime Command or MC, Air Command or AC, Communications Command or CC, Training Command or TC), Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

Military manpower—military age: 17 years of age

Military manpower—availability: males age 15-49: 8,200,963 (1998 est.)

Military manpower—fit for military service: males: 7,033,996 (1998 est.)

Military manpower—reaching military age annually: males: 209,679 (1998 est.)

Military expenditures—dollar figure: $7.1 billion (FY97/98)

Military expenditures—percent of GDP: 1.2% (FY97/98)

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