For which in the fashion of Canadian politicians since time immemorial he will undoubtedly blame the military for getting him into this spot.I’m equally cynical, but with a different motive in mind also.
This government will do something loosely related to defence IF it makes the PM look good, also. Or to avoid him looking bad.
He has the speaking points down. He assures allies that Canadian troops will be deployed to this place and that, when/if the situation requires it.
He was just banking on the situation never actually requiring it.
Now that Ukraine vs Russia is happening, I think he’s realized just how bare the cupboard is. He can’t donate real heavy weapons, and it’s making him look bad…