In advance of next week’s NATO Summit in Washington, D.C., the Business Council of Canada (BCC) is reiterating its call for the federal government to honour its commitment to spending two per cent of GDP on defence. 

“Now that the Prime Minister has confirmed he will be attending the NATO Summit, he must demonstrate Canada’s commitment to the alliance by publicly stating the government’s intention to review and revise its defence spending plans to achieve the full two per cent by the end of this decade,” said Goldy Hyder, President and CEO of the BCC. “As expressed in a letter to the Prime Minister sent last month, Canada risks diplomatic isolation if it doesn’t live up to its promises.”  

The Business Council of Canada (BCC) will be closely monitoring next week’s NATO Summit and will have team members available for interviews, including Goldy Hyder and John Dickerman, Vice President, United States who leads the BCC’s office in Washington, D.C.