Canada's plan to boost military spending ‘falls flat’ amid high hopes

OTTAWA, Ont. — After weeks of tough talk about defense spending, Justin Trudeau’s government unveiled a budget Thursday with only an incremental boost for Canada’s military.

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland tried to frame about C$8 billion in fresh military commitments as a way to help Ukrainians defeat Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invaders.

“Canada and our allies have imposed the toughest sanctions ever inflicted on a

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