Canada’s Trudeau balks at potential troop deployment on U.S. border

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Published March 27, 2020, 1:55 AM

By Reuters

OTTAWA  – Canada wants its long border with the United States to remain free of a U.S. military presence, even as cases of coronavirus grow rapidly in both nations, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO: Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to news media outside his home in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada March 25, 2020. (REUTERS/Patrick Doyle/MANILA BULLETIN)

The Canadian leader’s comments were in response to reports the Trump administration was considering the temporary deployment of troops near the frontier to prevent irregular border crossings, according to a senior government source.

 “Canada and the United States have the longest unmilitarised borders in the world and it is very much in both of our interests for it

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