Canada not invited to meeting of anti-ISIS coalition defense ministers

Following the decision by recently-elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to withdraw the six warplanes that his country has contributed to the US-led coalition's war on ISIS, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced on Tuesday that Canada will not participate in Wednesday's meeting of coalition defense ministers in Paris, and that only countries with a "significant role" in the war will participate. Denying that his country is being sidelined, Canadian Defense Minister Harjit Sajjan said "Meetings happen all the time." The defense ministers of the Netherlands, France, Australia, Italy and Britain have already arrived in the French capital.   

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