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Canadian Lawmakers Call to Join US Missile Defense in Light of North Korea Threat

Conservative lawmakers in Canada are calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to re-consider joining the United States in its missile defense program.

The calls come in the wake of increasing threats on the West from North Korea—including the nuclear attack of cities in the United States—coupled with an alarming advancement of Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) capability being demonstrated by the communist regime.

Canada first decided against joining America’s advanced missile defense program in 2005.

“The last six months have been a gamechanger,” Canadian conservative foreign affairs critic Erin O’Toole said, the Toronto Star reported. “Accordingly, we’re urging the government to fill the one gap that exists in North American defence.”

Trudeau said in August that his government has no intention of joining the program.