I think Ygreck, drawing the Le Journal de Montréal, has pretty much “got” Canada’s policy on ballistic missile defence in the Kim Jong-un era:
For reasons I have explained before, Canadian politicians of all stripes are afraid of ballistic missile defence … the Russian lies, in the Reagan era, were all too effective. But circumstances have changed; Kim isn’t deterred by Mutual Assured Destruction because it doesn’t exist for him. The risk is not that he will plan a strike against the USA, the risk is that one will happen by accident, by miscalculation, in a fit of rage and the USA’s defences will be incomplete and the USA may be left with a limited range of (absolutely necessary) responses.
How will Canada respond if an errant DPRK missile lands near, say, Prince Rupert, BC or Whitehorse, YK? How will America respond if Canada is hit with a nuclear strike that was, pretty clearly, aimed at Alaska (which is very, very close to North Korea, by the way, when one understand the “great circle route” that high flying aircraft and missiles take when they fly)?
It is time for Canadians to grow up and stop believing Russian propaganda.