Trudeau says Canada one of NATO’s ‘strongest actors’ without committing more money

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and German Chancellor Angela Merkel brief the media after talks at the chancellery in Berlin on Friday. When asked about their commitment to defence spending as part of the NATO alliance, Trudeau didn’t make the same commitment as Merkel to increase it. (The Associated Press)

By Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press, February 17, 2017 

Prime minister says there are other ways to measure Canada’s contributions to the alliance

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke about Canada’s diverse contributions to the NATO partnership without committing to up its defence spending when he addressed a news conference in Berlin.

Trudeau and Angela Merkel addressed reporters Friday following their morning meeting and an impromptu dinner Thursday at the German chancellor’s invitation.​

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