Coronavirus: Canada attacks Trump plan to deploy troops at border squib

Canada on Thursday attacked a US proposal to deploy troops along the undefended joint border to help fight the spread of coronavirus, saying the idea was unnecessary and would damage relations.The uncompromising comments were a surprise, since Ottawa has enjoyed smooth relations with US President Donald Trump’s administration over the past 18 months. Last week, the two nations agreed to close the border to non-essential travel to ease the outbreak’s strain on health systems.Canadian Deputy…
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