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Can Canada stop North Korea?

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Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks to the CBC’s Wendy Mesley about how Canada can apply diplomatic pressure to North Korea. Freeland is co-hosting a major international meeting with her American counterpart Rex Tillerson this week to discuss a non-military solution to the nuclear crisis. »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWS Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: http://bit.ly/1Z0m6iX Find CBC News on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1WjG36m Follow CBC News on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1sA5P9H For breaking news on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1WjDyks Follow CBC News on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1Z0iE7O Download the CBC News app for iOS: http://apple.co/25mpsUz Download the CBC News app for Android: http://bit.ly/1XxuozZ »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» For more than 75 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and national programming on multiple platforms, including CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio, CBCNews.ca, mobile and on-demand, CBC News and its internationally recognized team of award-winning journalists deliver the breaking stories, the issues, the analyses and the personalities that matter to Canadians.
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Animal Loverjulian (11 days ago)
Canada needs to Build up its military becuase if we care about our country than we need to have a good army I think our Canadian army needs tasar bomba size nukes
motorbikethriller (1 month ago)
We can stop nk and free the people for I’m a Canadian and I’ll help if they want me
Gordon Rose (3 months ago)
One thing Trudeau forgets, our Military equipment is so far out of date its pathetic. Trudeau has been handing out our tax dollars all over the world?? Like his own personal account, instead of updating the Navy and Air Force. He stopped the deal of F-35s Harper did!! That included Canadians working in there manufacturing. Isreal or Phillipines has better equipment than us?? We needs the USA our main Allie to protect us?? Plus Trudeau is selling us out, to China!! To save Canada he must be voted out 2019!! Patriots and Templars arise!
Kyle Rabago (8 months ago)
So what did Canada do? Nothing. Trump is winning hahahhaha
Augie Doggie (10 months ago)
Well they do have virtually no navy a tiny air force and the army has to rent tanks from the dutch.It is doubtful that canada could defend an invasion by the North Dakota chapter of the Elks Club.
join the conversation (11 months ago)
MY CONFUSE? Our GREAT NEIGHBOR "CANADA" has no skin in this game? NK repeatedly threatens the US. I have heard of NO THREATS to CANADA or any other nation? What possible pressure or even diplomacy could CANADA invoke to get Kim Jong Un to act rationally???
goedeck1 (11 months ago)
CBC: Love the "exploding pizza " logo.
Bobby Daniel (11 months ago)
How do you solve a nuclear showdown, when the major players are not invited. This was harmful to our integrity and honour. Besides what do we care, don't we have enough social experiments on our plate right now.
Gerald O'Hare (11 months ago)
Pushing the wrong button for a warning is not bad. Pushing a launch button is a real bad mistake.
Henry Townshed (11 months ago)
Lol Canada can't even stop the bus that's why you need to rely on United States for everything
bobby dutt (11 months ago)
Hahaha. Canada?
William Cominski (11 months ago)
do it right eh
Skuash (11 months ago)
Canada? Stop? Nobody will stop North Korea. "We can have nuclear weapons but North Korea can't" -> The US.
David Main (11 months ago)
Canada will blow it because our government is a joke.
Paul Barrett (11 months ago)
Nick Liew (11 months ago)
If North Korea won't listen to its closest allies China and Russia when they want it to be calm what makes anyone think they'll listen to one of the closest allies to their greatest enemy. Canada's probably a secondary target along with Australia and Israel anyway
Island Aerial (11 months ago)
LMFAO! Zoolander wants to pretend what?? You still have NO idea what the false alert was all about, do you? Hint: Check whom was in Hawaii at the same time...
TechBuRn1337 (11 months ago)
Hahahahaha. Like Canada has any say whatsoever in the matter. We are an absolute joke on the world stage. Good thing taxpayers give CBC 1 billion a year or they would cease to exist.
Donald Meisenzahl (11 months ago)
Politics at its best I guess. He's just playing war games. It could be a possibility he could hit the button. With the tech we have. Will be just fine.
Alnoor Dewji (11 months ago)
I like to bang Freeland from behind
Nick Liew (11 months ago)
Oh god
Jan Jorissen (11 months ago)
Search for a picture of young Fidel, there are some where he plays basket. Now, who does he look like?
James R. Owens (11 months ago)
This was only a "feel good" meeting in Canada with no productive result. China and Russia weren't even interested.
Nick Liew (11 months ago)
Nor were they invited.
joe lukasik (11 months ago)
omg the lunatics like the cbc and liberal sheep think Canada can do anything on NK? we are NOTHING to them, NOTHING< they ignore us, don't give a dam about us,, get over it, Canada is not important in this, god the arrogance of idiots in this country
Ricky Ostrom (11 months ago)
And after the meeting they will have cake and ice cream. North Korea is even planning to send a present to Canada... it's will be DROPPED soon.
cz zhou (11 months ago)
whenever the north korea issue has some hope (e.g. this time the winter olympic talk) SOME COUNTRY stand in its way.. huh
All Nine Livez (11 months ago)
I don't know.... I'm a proud Canadian citizen and I really don't think Canada can stop the growing tensions. We need Russia and China to clean up the mess THEY made during the Korean War in the 50s.
Nick Liew (11 months ago)
Let North Korea and South Korea deal with it themselves, and make the big countries (US, Russia, China) stay out of it. Neither side of the peninsula wants the other to be destroyed they want to be one again and only they can understand each others' pain
Tom Kelly (11 months ago)
As a Canadian I can say I don't want you to keep us safe. I think that means you will bomb innocent civilians on my behalf. I want you to undo everything that you just did at these ridiculous talks. Then invite China, Russia and North Korea to talk with the others.  I am not in favour of war with any of those 3 nations on my behalf. I am and we are safe. Certainly we will be less safe once the military industrial complexes of these countries see the profits that they could make by going to war with Korea. Chrystia Freeland, you are a horrific person Who assigned this task to you? You do not speak for me. I want Korea to be free to protect themselves from USA. I want them to have all the nucs that USA has. Either by NK making more or by USA getting rid of theirs.  Dear world, let's have peace here, we are all one race, the human race. Let us work together and reach for the stars and turn mars into earth rather than turning earth into mars. Let us all put our best feet forward and strive for excellence. I want a lush green earth for my great great great grandchildren not a desolate wasteland. Stop warring now! Don't go to war to end all war, just stop being war like within yourself and spread that across the earth!
Delon Thomas (11 months ago)
Fire and furry died will USA pay the north Koreans billions to hault nuclear treats
Michael Jordan (11 months ago)
Yea, when the hell does Canada do anything?
MrPathorock (11 months ago)
Canada, puppet of the US. These two ladies clearly know nothing.
MrPathorock (11 months ago)
Really? Canada?
John Doe (11 months ago)
Justin take your party and give Kim a hug and maybe stop by and hug the isis members before they get to our border . Dont forget to put on your rainbow socks
darcy leclair (11 months ago)
CANADA NEEDS TO STAY OUT OF THE CONFLICTS IN THE WORLD TODAY! Stay away from the U.S.! This is our chance to distance our country from rogue regimes like the U.S. and Israel and get back to our countries peace keeping missions. We need to be stopping our support of these countries before Canada becomes a target for all those that think we are toeing the line for the US and Israel. This is our chance to distance ourselves. And we need to stay out of conflicts and stay neutral like we use to be. We need to stop supporting war and warmongers like the US and Israel.
Kuriko Weiber (11 months ago)
Man its embarrassing to be canadian. Our actions mirror the U.S. and we say the same message but differently. Get off your high horse and stop thinking youre morally above everyone else. And if you honestly care about canadians safety then we need to be more nutural and less pro America...thats just gonna paint a target on our backs like guam, south korea, and japan. Btw why dont you actually co-operate with the 2biggest and influential countries that ACTUALLY live next door to dprk and ACTUALLY has influential power. If you care abt the nuclear development so much then why not take the freeze for freeze offer and establish dialogue. This offer has been extended many times and for many years now. How come you government shmucks and national networks havent covered why those offers got rejected time and again.
Dave Lee (11 months ago)
3:00 laughable. We will all be dead soon lol
two tone (11 months ago)
Her job is to take direction from the Council on Foreign Relations, and do exactly what the Globalist want her to do, as your Minister of Finance reports to the Builderberg Group, Canada has already fallen to the New World Order, but some Countries who are being attacked want to keep their Sovereignty, and are opposed to the Zionist and Jesuit One World Government, One World Religion
david starr (11 months ago)
Send in Rambo💀
Kip William (11 months ago)
This summit is a total waste of time & taxpayer dollars since the main players such as China, Russia & North Korea are ignored or not invited.Maybe the world should accept N Korea as a new nuclear power & lift sanctions, invite them back into the world community. People have to realize this small nation has suffered greatly & during the Korean War well over 3 million were killed, than starved due to endless sanctions.
Kuriko Weiber (11 months ago)
Kip William and yet we point our fingers soley at kim jung un and take zero accountability on the starving nation for our hand in their disparities.
mobile star (11 months ago)
Plz. Canada give terrorists a pay day instead and tell em it's going to be okay
Lynn Rahn (11 months ago)
🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Canada has no leverage with any country on the globe. We are insignificant on the world stage. Clearly the Canadian liberals have smoked too much weed and it has blown their ego out of proportion.
Nick Liew (11 months ago)
I hope the conservatives win the next election. The Canadians are better off with a party that's more serious about getting stuff done
Osama Bin Laden (11 months ago)
Americans are sure full of themselves and can't help but think they are number one. The future won't be so rosy for them methinks.
Raymond Payette (11 months ago)
Canada's approach to have invited China and Russia and to inform them of the outcome is appropriate.
Bobby Chang (11 months ago)
Waste of time without some key players? One topic is how to avoid US / Trump misfire a missile with a warhead in response to NK given the fauls alarm in Hawaii.
JEFF BUTLER (1 year ago)
two tone (1 year ago)
If you think North Korea is going to give up there Nukes well your just as nuts as the Zionist puppets in Ottawa and Washington, the West has no more credibility, North Koreans seen what happened in Iraq and Libya, besides they want the big War to take us down.
Terminator Bigfoot (1 year ago)
Xir Tam (1 year ago)
Canada wants to cash in on the fear too. Its all just a money scam
God (1 year ago)
We all should just smoke some weed and eat some Tim Hortons
Kevin Shinduke (1 year ago)
Trump will sort out Clinton's mess but who will sort out Trudy's?
Nick Liew (11 months ago)
Hopefully Scheer gets elected and undoes it
Fel Ani (1 year ago)
Kim: "OK I'll stop, I'll do anything to get Trudeau to shut his big yapper!!!!!"
Prof. Weed (1 year ago)
North Korea and China have had a mutual defense treaty since the 1960s. There's no nuclear showdown. Trump and Kim are using brinkmanship for the purpose of domestic propaganda. Neither can attack the other.
KAT Erwhall (1 year ago)
so more hot air. thanks.
Debra Smith (1 year ago)
Chrystia Freeland makes me proud of Canadian women in our government.
HUVAIRE PAV-1 Personal Air Vehicles (1 year ago)
This is Job Security at it's Finest Keep up the good work. I could imagine if we lost all telecommunications we'd be screwed.
joninfinity (1 year ago)
Can Canada stop the US president, that’s the real question.
David (1 year ago)
stop assisting us imperialism
tableshaper (1 year ago)
crashpal (1 year ago)
im Canadian and I hate to admit our army is far from powerful. Sadly we have to rely on americans and support their troops.
manny Acosta (1 year ago)
leave n ko alone ,insted help them
manny Acosta (1 year ago)
leave n ko alone ,insted help them
manny Acosta (1 year ago)
leave n ko alone ,insted help them
C C (1 year ago)
oh were screwed now look at these people running our country did you hear this lady they dont understand how gangsters are
Ma Op (1 year ago)
Canada should try to Target the north Korean missiles
Tyler Evans (1 year ago)
I'm not your buddy guy
larry phelps (1 year ago)
If Trudeau" Nudged" trump it would probably be a drunken attempt at foreplay, ...he wouldn't get by the Crocodile Dundee test...
Gary Gagnon (1 year ago)
난 그냥이 모든 모임을 사랑 해요
Vegeta limit breaker (1 year ago)
What is Canada going to do send Bret the Hitman Hart Chris Jericho Edge in the Hart dynasty
Carlo (1 year ago)
The answer is a hilarious and resounding NO
Mike Crawford (1 year ago)
So basically give North Korea time to fine tune that ballistic nuclear missile.
Matt K (1 year ago)
HA! my country canada would get slaughtered. just saying ......what a joke. Russia- 1,013,000 (2017) (ranked 5th) China- 2,285,000 personnel NK- 950,000-1,190,000 (2012) (ranked 4th) CANADA - 49,500 (23,000 regular force, 17, 000 reserve forces, 5000 rangers, 4,500 civilians)
L J (2 months ago)
Matt K but the goal isn’t to fight them
Simone Eli (1 year ago)
Just build a wall around north Korea and make them pay for it
curtismyname Heard (1 year ago)
Canada they can't stop nk is this a joke
Ghost Ghost (1 year ago)
People forgot about war, war mean winner take all..
Daryl Leckt (1 year ago)
the greatest threat to the world is trump and his tweets. why no comments from the US commander in chief? trump is simply pathetic as a national leader. if he had pride he would resign. if republicans had american values they would begin by replacing trump immediately.
nick l (1 year ago)
Mr. Shovels (1 year ago)
Canada is too nice.
Nick Liew (11 months ago)
Not really, especially not Montreal Toronto or Vancouver. Too many snobs in those cities
Stable Genius (1 year ago)
Please don't wear that slutty red dress or cry, please think of our dignity since you have abandoned yours
True Jinn (1 year ago)
Jahdi Justin will tell Canadians to embrace nk terrorists. Worst pm in history.
Stable Genius (1 year ago)
We can't even stop them from burning coal! Hahahahahaha they will burn the atom with or without us
TrueToCaesar (1 year ago)
Who would take the time to nuke Canada?
TrueToCaesar (11 months ago)
Kuriko Weiber lol ok
Kuriko Weiber (11 months ago)
TrueToCaesar um...the US and their 45min plan to invade the entire country. With nukes pointed at Ottawa, Victoria island, fort mac, and a few other cities.
Dag (1 year ago)
Let's see. Why don't we call it the American threat. Which county killed 20% of the people in the other country.? Flattened all infrastructure of the other country? Waged economic war on that other country? Maybe we should talk to the US in the manner it is suggested we talk to N Korea. Oops. I forgot. We are the submissive in this relationship.
The King Of Waffles (11 months ago)
Ok.... So lets say your neighbor threw a grenade and blew up your driveway. You'd be ok with that? How about if you had your neighbor's brother visiting you for a day and just killed him in front of you on front porch. I guess you'd be ok with that to then. Last of all what if your neighbor shot your dog just because it was on the sidewalk minding it's own business. I guess you'd be ok with that huh?
Kuriko Weiber (11 months ago)
dt you also forgot the illegal invasion and segregation of a country
Ed C (1 year ago)
Canada has no power. Let's just sit back and watch please
Animal Loverjulian (11 days ago)
Are you kidding Canada is 22nd place in military power
motorbikethriller (1 month ago)
Erased My Giraffe yes we have
Rabi Kabeya (1 year ago)
Come on don’t get Canada involve with this! We don’t want war😭😭 we good with our cold weather!
** ** (1 year ago)
Now, NK wants to talk! Thank to Trump!!
Angelo Garofano (1 year ago)
North Korea would crush Canada.💀💀💀💀💣💣💣🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀💥💥💥💥💥💥💥🔥🔥🔥🔥💥💥
Nick Liew (11 months ago)
If NK tried to invade Canada, the Canadians could probably hold them off. The Viets showed the US and its allies the door
Kevin Shinduke (1 year ago)
Angelo Garofano it's true
kippo tang (1 year ago)
Canada! Ha ha Ha ha ha this must be a joke. Canada? This is so funny.
Angelo Garofano (1 year ago)
😵😵😵🤢🤢😂😂😂😂😂😂😅😅🤢🤢👎👎👎👎this is a joke Canada really......😂😂😂😅🤧🤢🤢🤢
nun ca (1 year ago)
Put it this way if you don't have a botton, you should not be sitting at the table. Staples "that was easy" bottoms, don't count either.
Shaniya Parveen (1 year ago)
Hmm canada is better
little carrey (1 year ago)
Time for a show of force and send in the submarines we have stationed in West Edmonton Mall!! Oh wait...They're out of commision. Nevermind.
dantes guide, overbearingbear (1 year ago)
Listen they have been threatening us for decades it's time to just shut them up permanently
MsTaly99 (1 year ago)
O CANADA! Isn't that where Terrance and Phillip is from? You know T&P from SP?
Dr. Hambone (1 year ago)
Armen V (1 year ago)
They’re gonna pay Kim Jong un $10 million because the us is bullying him
R H (1 year ago)
North Korea must be treated like Japan in 1945
Tennessee Jed (1 year ago)
Can the world stop "Israel"?
zbudda (1 year ago)
Under Trudeau, Canada will open her borders to North Korea...so Canada will not be nuked, but invaded using conventional weapons.
The King Of Waffles (1 year ago)
Well, Let's give Canada chance. If it doesn't work and the DPRK decides to attack Canada. I feel sorry for the lil rocket boy. They got huge well fed lumberjack marines in Canada. They'll snap the DPRK like twigs! xD
The King Of Waffles (11 months ago)
Nick Liew Ok.... Who were the Canadians that help liberate the Pacific WW2 campaign from the Japanese? I know Canadians sent people to help in the Korean war too. They weren't the boy scouts I know that.
Nick Liew (11 months ago)
The Canadians don't have marines
kippo tang (1 year ago)
This is the funniest headline I have seen so far. Canada to the rescue? Is this a joke or some kind of prank show.
jon smith (1 year ago)
Why would we even bother? Not our problem!