Jul 15, 2019
By Jane Brown
The NATO secretary-general is visiting Canada Monday and meeting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Jens Stoltenberg will tour CFB Petawawa with Trudeau and discuss with him, Canada’s NATO deployments in Latvia and Iraq.
NATO is part of the “rules-based international order” the Trudeau Liberals frequently promote.
U.S. President Donald Trump criticizes it as an outdated body saying it was formed to defend the west in the Cold War but is neglected and underfunded by its own members.
Canada’s mission in Latvia is one of several in NATO countries that have borders with Russia that are meant to discourage Russian President Vladimir Putin from pushing into former members of the Soviet Union as he has in Ukraine.
After the visit to CFB Petawawa, Stoltenberg comes to Toronto for a speech and question-and-answer session at U of T.