NATO Secretary General's Agenda for Canada

On February 20, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg was interviewed on CTV's Power Play where he said that he expects Canada to deliver on its pledge to invest two per cent of GDP on defence. He cited the government of Canada's announcements about increasing funding for NORAD, plans to purchase F-35 fighter jets, and increasing the presence of Canada's armed forces in Latvia as moves in the right direction. He said that NATO expects countries like Canada that are not yet spending on the military at two per cent of GDP to announce a date by which they expect to be.

When questioned at a press conference in BC the same day about Stoltenberg's comments, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that Canada would continue to put forward budgets and proposals at the appropriate time.

This article was published in
Volume 54 Number 2 - March 2024

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