Canada is heading for humiliation at the coming NATO summit


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Open this photo in gallery: NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg arrives to Rideau Cottage, Ottawa, on June 19.Blair Gable/Reuters Every government minister has a role to play. As Minister of National Defence, Bill Blair’s role seems to be to find new and more creative ways to imply that Canada will live up to its NATO commitments without ever actually committing to do so. Or certainly that it would, if only he were Defence Minister. I was first impressed by his ingenuity in this regard at last year’s Halifax International Security Forum, a gathering of hawkish defence and foreign policy types from...