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Why Canada needs NATO ‘now more than ever’: experts

by Jane Gerster (feat. Elinor Sloan and Steve Saideman)

Global News
July 9, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump has made it blatantly clear he thinks countries like Canada aren’t spending enough on NATO and American patience is wearing thin.

He’s written a letter berating Canada over its failure to meet the alliance’s defence spending target and, more recently, used a rally as a chance to complain that Americans are “schmucks that are paying for the whole thing,” and he doesn’t plan to let that stand.

But if Trump, who meets with allies including Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at this week’s summit in Brussels, significantly weakens NATO, what will Canadians lose? How important is the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to Canada?

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