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International, Politics

Trump’s erratic behaviour, embracing Putin weaken NATO: expert

Donald Trump’s erratic and clearly undiplomatic behavior at the NATO summit in Brussels and his subsequent chummy summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland have weakened the alliance despite the U.S. president’s claims to the contrary, says a Canadian» 

International, Politics

Justin Trudeau heads to NATO summit amid deepening trade war with Trump

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will travel to Brussels to attend the North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit on July 11 set to discuss beefing up the alliance’s capabilities to respond to new threats amid a deepening trade war between Washington and» 

Politics, Society

Liberals vow to increase defence spending by 70 per cent over decade

Canada will increase its annual defence spending by nearly 70 per cent to $32.7 billion over the next decade, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Wednesday as he unveiled the Liberal government’s long-awaited defence policy review. The figure does not include» 

Economy, International, Politics, Society

NATO spending: Canadians say yes, and, no

At the recent NATO leaders meeting, U.S. President Donald Trump berated many countries saying they weren’t living up to their requirements to spend two per cent of the their gross domestic product (GDP) on defence. Canada has long been lax»