MLI research associate Jeffrey Collins, author of a new MLI report on ballistic missile defence (BMD), spoke to Danielle Smith on Global News Radio 770 CHQR about Canada’s role in NATO and BMD.

“Prime Minister Trudeau is correct in noting that when called upon Canada does show up, and does so quite robustly,” says Collins. “We do punch above our weight, and sometimes we pay tremendously in blood and treasure.”

Collins also points to the potential value of ballistic missile defence as a means to strengthen the Canada-US relationship and to provide some protection against limited number of ballistic missiles from countries like Iran and North Korea, which have to “overcome major technological hurdles to develop intercontinental ballistic missiles” and “don’t have enough resources to build many of them.”