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Canada expected to spend less on defence in 2018 than last year: NATO report


By -- Calgary Herald—— Bio and Archives--July 11, 2018

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OTTAWA — Even as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau prepares to defend against U.S. President Donald Trump’s demands that Canada invest more in defence, a new NATO report suggests Canadian military spending as a percentage of GDP will fall sharply this year.

Canada is expected to spend an estimated 1.23 per cent of its GDP on defence in 2018 — down from 1.36 per cent last year, says the annual report, which looks at military investments for all member states.— More…

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