The Conservative government is adding a rapid deployment force to a Quebec air force base, continuing a military spending spree in the province.
Defence Minister Gordon O'Connor unveiled the plan Friday at Canadian Forces Base Bagotville , where the 550 troops will be based.
The government will spend about $300-million over seven years on the self-contained unit, which will be ready to move quickly to any trouble spot in Canada or around the world.
It is the second military commitment for Mr. O'Connor and the Conservatives in two days in Quebec, where they need to gain support if they hope to form a majority government in the next federal election.
Why not just hand out 100 dollar bills at polling stations and keep it real?