Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland are considering a military defence alliance to defend each other against (Russian) agression in the Arctic region.
The foreign ministers will meet in May to weigh the Nordic Declaration of Solidarity.
University of Calgary political scientist Rob Huebert defended the hoopla the Tories have made of the recent, run of the mill interception of a patrolling Russian bomber by Canadian interceptors.
"Regardless of your view of the Tories, they’re not in charge of the Russian military,” he said. “They’re not the ones down at the Kremlin deploying these aircraft.”
See just what you can learn by going to the University of Calgary? The Harper Tories aren't in charge of the Russian military. Quelle surprise!