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Trudeau won’t double defence budget despite calls from Trump

July 10, 2018 3:51 PM
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Canada did agree to the two per cent benchmark, but the Trudeau government’s spending projections show plans to reach only 1.4 per cent of GDP by 2024.

Trudeau says that while the two per cent target remains an “important metric” for commitment to NATO, he considers tangible and consistent resources and leadership, which Canada continues to demonstrate, to be more important.

He also notes that his Liberal government’s recent defence policy review committed Canada to an increase of 70 per cent in defence spending over the next 10 years.


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