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Defence spending in Canada—a look at the data

Recently in Brussels, U.S. President Donald Trump chastised several NATO members—including Canada—for not meeting their commitment to spend 2 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) on national defence. Canada is among the 23 of 28 current NATO members that does not meet the target. The five that do are Britain, Estonia, Greece, Poland and the U.S.Specifically, Trump said: “This is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States… If NATO countries made their full and complete contributions, then NATO would be even stronger than it is today, especially from the threat of terrorism.”While national defence is

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