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‘Shameful’: Justin Trudeau called out by Americans over failure to hit NATO spending target

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau鈥檚 government was still trying to figure out how to show when Canada can finally hit its decade-old NATO commitment on defence spending as the trans-Atlantic alliance opened its annual summit Tuesday, sources said.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrives at an event commemorating the 75th anniversary of NATO at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium at the NATO summit in Washington on July 9, 2024.


WASHINGTON鈥擯rime Minister Justin Trudeau鈥檚 government was still trying to figure out how to show when Canada can finally hit its decade-old NATO commitment on defence spending as the trans-Atlantic alliance opened its annual summit Tuesday, sources said.聽

One government official told the Star that discussions continued Tuesday over how Canada could demonstrate a timeline to hit the higher defence spending target聽鈥 something that would require Ottawa to devote billions of extra dollars to the military at a time when the Trudeau Liberals are preaching fiscal restraint and spending big money on domestic social programs.

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