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Canada extends and boosts its contribution to NATO mission in Latvia

Canada is extending its NATO commitment in Latvia by another four years to March 2023 and will boost the number of troops in the country to 540 from the current 455, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday at the conclusion» 

International, Politics

Canadian soldiers in Latvia strive to win hearts minds and integrate multinational force

As the Canadian military marks the one year anniversary of assuming command of a multinational force in Latvia designed to reassure the tiny Baltic country facing a newly assertive Russia, Canadian soldiers say they have learned important lessons in building» 

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» 

International, Politics

NATO moves to bolster capabilities to counter ‘more assertive Russia’

Faced with “more assertive Russia,” NATO defence ministers are expected to agree to new measures aimed at bolstering the alliance’s ability to respond to new threats on land, on the high seas and in the cyber space, NATO Secretary General Jens» 

International, Politics

NATO could invoke collective defence if attacked in cyberspace, Stoltenberg warns

NATO could trigger its collective defence mechanism if faced with a devastating cyberattack, the alliance’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday. “NATO takes cyberthreats very seriously because we have seen more and more cyberattacks,” Stoltenberg told reporters in Ottawa during» 

International, Politics

NATO wants to keep the Arctic an area of low tensions, Stoltenberg

Despite rising tensions with Russia in Eastern Europe, the Baltics and more recently in the United Kingdom, NATO would like to keep the Arctic an area of low tensions, the chief of the North Atlantic Alliance said Wednesday. “We used» 

International, Politics

NATO chief visits Canada amid rising tensions with Russia

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arrived in Canada Tuesday for a two-day visit that will include meetings with Gov. Gen. Julie Payette and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, as well as other high-ranking officials. On Wednesday, Stoltenberg will participate in a» 

International, Politics

Canada rejoins NATO’s AWACS program

Seven years after it withdrew from NATO’s Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) program, Ottawa has decided to rejoin the alliance’s aerial intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance program, Canada’s defence minister announced Wednesday. The AWACS program was established by the United» 

International, Politics, Society

Canadian fighters finish Romanian mission

Not a “show of force”, a Canadian contingent of jet fighters was more a demonstration of NATO co-operation as well as being visible response to Russian aggression in Ukraine. The mission by Canadian planes and personnel, which is now ended, involved» 

Economy, International, Society

China seeks another major Canadian purchase; Beware says expert

“The naivete, and short-sightedness of people always surprises” M Juneau Katsuya  China is to set to move into another large industrial area in Canada as it seeks to take over Canada’s largest publicly-traded construction company. This comes on the heels»