Canada refuses to join U.S Missile defence system




 
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Boots
 
March 6th, 2005  
lumberjack
 

Topic: Canada refuses to join U.S Missile defence system


Canada refuses to join UU.S Missile defence system

Canada refuses further role in missile defence

Globe and Mail Update

Thursday, February 24, 2005

The formal announcement Thursday that Canada will refuse any further participation in the controversial U.S. missile-defence shield was met with an immediate warning that Canada had given up its sovereignty.

Although Prime Minister Paul Martin said Canada would “insist” on maintaining control of its airspace, U.S. ambassador Paul Cellucci warned that Washington would not be constrained.

“We will deploy. We will defend North America,” he said
March 7th, 2005  
Darcia
 
From my understanding the day before they made that annoucement Canada annouced it would spend 13 billion dollars on it Military.
March 7th, 2005  
lumberjack
 
the missile defence costs canada nothing

but canada thinks it harms the sovernity of canada
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Boots
March 7th, 2005  
SigPig
 
There was an article in one of the papers (probably the Nat'l Post) lately that basically stated that the $13B was essentially a farce:
  • it's nowhere near enough to get the CF back on its feet;
    it's spread out over a number of years;
    no one really believes all the money will get to us by the last year; and
    the gov't is clawing back a chunk of it.

Signing on to a free missile defence program would be cheap at twice the price. So what if it doesn't work? Not like that's stopping us now (Sea Kings, Upholder subs, etc). At least it'll be state-of-the-art dross. And who knows, it might work.

And it's certainly worth the political dividends of cooperating closely with our biggest trading partner.

Besides, it would go a long way to assuring the US they don't have to worry about a repetition of that whole 1812 thing.

J
March 7th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
Remember, a lot of governments in the world now have no real plan or policy other than trying to prove that it is "not a puppet of the United States."
March 7th, 2005  
lumberjack
 
lol....i personally support Prime minister's decision so that no foreign units will station on our soil....and no nuke will be exploded above our sky


we peaceful canadians face no real threats to be nuked right now and in the near future,

so "no thanks" for U.S missile defence system
March 7th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Yeah that flight path from Russia over the polar icecap is no worry to you.
March 7th, 2005  
lumberjack
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charge_7
Yeah that flight path from Russia over the polar icecap is no worry to you.
why do russians want to attack canada?
March 7th, 2005  
MontyB
 
 
Because they want to liberate the Moose so it can run free.

Ok I admit it I cant think of a reason either.

March 7th, 2005  
chewie_nz
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
Because they want to liberate the Moose so it can run free.

Ok I admit it I cant think of a reason either.


so very close to what i was going to say!