Justin Trudeau says Canada is fulfilling its international obligations. In a way he’s right. By and large, Canada is doing everything the U.S. wants. Surely that’s enough.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured May 31 in Ottawa with Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freehand, has dismissed Donald Trump’s demands that Canada and other NATO members spend at least two per cent of their entire economic output on defence—and rightly so. For Canada, that sum amounts to roughly $44-billion—$5-billion more than the federal government spends on medicare each year.
The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
TORONTO—The dispute between Donald Trump and Justin Trudeau over Canada’s financial contribution to NATO is a sideshow. The real story is that Canada is being drawn increasingly into America’s wars.
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