The Harper government is considering joining NATO’s rapid reaction force, but doing so could mean spurning a traditional ally whose been courting Canada to be part of its formation.
Defence Minister Jason Kenney has acknowledged the government is discussing whether to become part of the alliance’s high-readiness force, casting the idea as a response to Russian aggression in eastern Europe.
But a series of documents obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act show the idea has been debated for almost two years, before the crisis erupted in Ukraine.
An October 2013 briefing to the chief of defence staff, Gen. …read more
Source: National Newswatch