The West Block: Jan. 29, 2023 | Canada’s military in dire state; Poilievre and Trudeau’s political showdown

Canada is the latest country to announce tanks for Ukraine. But as Canada’s international commitments ramp up, a dire lack of personnel and equipment are prompting concern over whether Canada’s defense has the resources to uphold NATO commitments. ‘The West Block’ host Mercedes Stephenson sat down with Gen. Wayne Eyre, chief of the defence staff, to discuss the state of the Canadian military. Plus, ahead of Parliament’s return, Stephenson spoke with The Globe and Mail’s Ottawa bureau chief Robert Fife and Stephanie Levitz from the Toronto Star, to analyze the tactics Liberals and Conservatives are leaning on to deal with the hot-button political issues of a new health-care deal and the rising cost of living.