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Politics This Morning: Trudeau in Brussels for NATO summit; Bains to announce research funding on P.E.I.; Payette takes in Gaspé Peninsula

By Beatrice Paez      

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday, July 10, announced that Canada will not be increasing its defence spending to meet the NATO benchmark.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shakes hands with Latvia's prime minister, Māris Kučinskis, during his visit to Latvia on Tuesday, July 10. Mr. Trudeau announced that Ottawa is extending the Canadian troops' mission in the country by another four years, with more troops to be deployed. Photograph courtesy of Justin Trudeau's Twitter
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Good Wednesday morning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is likely bracing for a confrontation with U.S. President Donald Trump at the NATO summit today in Brussels. He announced yesterday that Ottawa has no plans of doubling Canada's defence spending, despite Washington's complaints that NATO allies aren't contributing their fair share, according to the CBC. The spending target for NATO allies is at two per cent; Canada is expected to reduce defence spending to 1.23 per cent from 1.36 per cent of the GDP. During his

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