Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in the foyer of the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 in response to the deadly attacks in Brussels.
The Liberal government says Canada is not at war with Islamic militants -- a view not shared by ally France.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion are rejecting the "at war" label just one day after the bombings in Brussels that killed more than 30 people and injured 270.
After the attacks, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said Europe was "at war."
The bombings in Brussels came four months after the attacks in Paris that left 130 dead.
The militant group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has claimed responsibility for both incidents.
Trudeau, who made his comments during a CBC Radio interview, and Dion -- speaking in the House of Commons foyer today -- both say the conflict with ISIS does not fit the true definition of war.