Sen. Sullivan to Newsmax: Canada Not Paying Its Share to NATO

Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, told Newsmax on Monday he pressed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about why his country doesn’t pay its fair share as one of 32 members of the military alliance.

Trudeau was in Washington, D.C., for a summit of NATO countries, which began Monday, marking the military alliance’s 75th anniversary.

In 2006, NATO defense ministers agreed that each member country would commit a minimum of 2% of its gross domestic product (GDP) to defense spending. But NATO data revealed that since 2014, Canada has not committed even 1.5% of its GDP on defense spending, with a low of 1.01% in 2014 and a high of 1.44% in 2017. Its 2024 commitment is estimated to be 1.37%.

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