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Trudeau expected in Washington to celebrate NATO's 75th anniversary

Photo: Adrian Wyld The Canadian Press Prime Minister Justin Trudeau flew from Ottawa on Monday morning to participate in the NATO summit in Washington.

The Canadian Press in Ottawa

Posted at 10:03 a.m.

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is expected in Washington on Monday to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) military alliance.

The perilous situation of war-ravaged Ukraine and the precarious position of United States President Joe Biden will mark the leaders' summit, which is set to officially begin on Tuesday.

The upcoming US elections and the possibility of a second term for Donald Trump are worrying some NATO countries, who fear that the alliance's most ardent critic will once again control its most powerful military.

Mr. Trump has repeatedly said he will not defend NATO members who fail to meet his defense spending targets, which includes Canada.

< p>M. Trudeau hopes to build support for sending military aid to Ukraine, as doubts about continued fighting grow in the United States and Europe.

Federal Defense Minister Bill Blair is expected to speak about Canada's Arctic defense at the Foreign Policy and Security Forum in Washington later today, before joining Trudeau and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mélanie Joly, at the NATO leaders' summit later this week.

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