Promise details

We will continue to work with the United States to defend North America under NORAD.

Trudeau polimetre - 2015
Promise kept in part or in the works

Real Change: A New Plan For a Strong Middle Class (page 70)


September 2019 - This promise remains partially fulfilled. While the military command has announced that they have reached an agreement on what is needed to ensure defence, the governments have yet to negotiate an agreement on what they will provide. The need to modernize NORAD in the face of new threats such as North Korea's ballistic missiles and improvements in cruise missiles


August 08, 2019 - "Military leaders from the U.S. and Canada have come to an agreement on the nuts and bolts retooling of Norad, CBC News has learned. It is a milestone that could end up pitting the next government in Ottawa against both the Trump administration and perhaps even northern Indigenous communities at home. "  "(...)  Similarly, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, in a statement Friday morning, underlined that government-to-government discussions are still pending. `"Talks between Canada and U.S. have not begun," he said. "However, our government remains committed to starting this important work at the appropriate time to ensure North American defence is strengthened and both countries' sovereignty is protected." - Canadian, U.S. military leaders agree on framework to retool Norad - CBC

December 01, 2017 - "While the Canadian military is preparing to work with the U.S. on upgrading North America's aging defences, Canada's top general says there have been absolutely no talks about joining its ballistic-missile shield program" - Amid North Korea crisis, Canada not talking to U.S. about joining missile defence program - CBC

March 22, 2016 - "$6.0 million on projects to support northern operations, including investments in airfield ramp reconstruction that is critical to northern search and rescue and upgrades to fire suppression systems that directly support the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)." - Growing The Middle Class, Budget 2016-2017, p.203 - Government of Canada

February 10, 2016 - "Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today met with U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter ahead of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defence Ministers Meeting in Brussels, Belgium. During their first official meeting, Minister Sajjan committed to working with his counterpart on strengthening cooperation in a number of areas of mutual interest, including through their active participation in NORAD and NATO." - Readout Statement of Minister Sajjan's Meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter - Government of Canada

January 20, 2016 - "Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan paid his first visit to the North American Aerospace Defense Command Headquarters (NORAD) at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado today. During his visit, he met with Admiral Bill Gortney, Commander of NORAD and U.S. Northern Command, and Canadian Lieutenant-General Pierre St-Amand, Deputy Commander of NORAD. Discussions focused on a number of issues important to the Canada-U.S. defence relationship, including continental defence, new challenges to North American aerospace defence and NORAD's continuing evolution to meet those challenges." - Statement by Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan - Government of Canada

"We must consider ways in which NORAD may need to evolve and modernize to remain relevant into the future, and what arrangements or investments may be required to make this happen. Strengthening NORAD may include a re-evaluation of its current roles and expansion beyond the air and maritime domains." - Defence Policy Review: Public Consultation Document 2016 - Government of Canada

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