Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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NAT061 - (Halifax-NATO-Assembly) HALIFAX. x-19s. Canada's deputy minister of national defence held fast to the government's stance on defence spending despite some pointed questioning about Canada's commitment during a NATO parliamentary meeting in Halifax. U-S congressman Michael Turner questioned Jody Thomas about whether Canada intends to table a plan for meeting the two per cent of G-D-P standard for defence spending that was agreed to by alliance members in 2014. Thomas says Canada believes there are two ways to measure contribution. ("..that contribution.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Thomas says Canada intends to increase its defence budget by 1.46 per cent by the end of 2024.

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