Prime Minister Justin Trudeau managed to steer clear of Donald Trump's blast radius on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, as the two leaders converged for the first day of the NATO leaders' summit, opting to meet informally to discuss North American trade irritants instead of the burning issue of defence spending.
The Canadian military will command a new NATO training and capacity building mission in Iraq for its first year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in Brussels on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, as part of the alliance's annual summit.
Canada has no plans to double the amount of money it spends on its military, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, as he all but shrugged off Donald Trump's persistent demand that America's fellow NATO allies start spending two per cent of their GDP on defence.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will come face-to-face with U.S. President Donald Trump for the first time since the explosive end to the G7 meetings in Quebec last month that ended with Trump accusing Trudeau of being "very dishonest and weak."
The stage is being set for another confrontation between world leaders and Donald Trump, with Canada and other NATO allies preparing to counter the U.S. president's persistent complaint that they aren't carrying their fair share of the burden of being part of the 69-year-old military alliance.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, that 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 in a show of ongoing solidarity with the alliance.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is en route to Latvia today, July 9, 2018, to visit Canadian troops and highlight Canada's military commitments to NATO just ahead of the treaty organization summit later this week in Brussels.
A Salvadoran woman and her two daughters who fled their home country after allegedly suffering extortion and rape at the hands of members of the notorious MS-13 gang have launched a legal challenge of the Canada-U.S. Safe Third Country agreement.