2005
CANADA NEWS

Canada won't join missile defence plan

from CBC.ca archives | Thu, 24 Feb 2005

OTTAWA - Canada has said no to the U.S. missile defence program, Prime Minister Paul Martin announced Thursday.

The prime minister said the decision was made following extensive discussions with Foreign Affairs and National Defence.

"Let me be clear: we respect the right of the United States to defend itself and its people," said Martin.

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Foreign Affairs Minister Pierre Pettigrew in the Commons, Thursday

Foreign Affairs Minister Pierre Pettigrew in the Commons, Thursday