Justin Trudeau has made it his mission to convince others from the G7 meeting to not pay the ransoms of kidnapped citizens to terrorists. Trudeau feels that by paying the ransoms, you are funding terrorism.
Canada has demonstrated this by not paying the $8 million ransom for John Ridsdel by the Fillipino terrorist group Abu Sayyaf. The group beheaded Ridsdel because the Canadian Government was being non-compliant.
There is a lot to discuss when we talk about citizens safety going abroad, especially since Canada was at the forefront of this not too long ago when Al Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy was arrested in Egypt.