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Calm down, North Korea isn’t planning to nuke Canada

By Scott Taylor      

Its latest missile tests in the Pacific are not a good reason to join a U.S. missile defence system.

The U.S. Missile Defense Agency launches a test from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. on June 22, 2014. Canadian politicians have been divided on the value of joining the U.S. missile defence system for years, but Liberal and Conservative government have both opted not to. Photograph courtesy of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency via Flickr
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OTTAWA—A couple of related events last week were added together by the usual cast of fearmongers in yet another attempt to scare the bejeezus out of the Canadian public. First off it was North Korea’s megalomaniac President Kim Jong-un, who test-fired yet another long-range missile harmlessly into the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It flew well over Japan and, as the Chicken Littles were quick to point out, it fell from the sky at a distance that now

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