Canada Peacekeeping

Sajjan Expected To Face Questions On Peacekeeping During UN Visit

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.17.2017 | Canada Politics

"There's frustration with Canada, yes."

Canada's Allies Growing Impatient For Answer On Peacekeeping Mission

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.12.2017 | Canada Politics

The government promised last August to send up to 600 troops for an unspecified peacekeeping mission.

Peacekeeping Missions Must Have Exit Strategy, Military Officials Warn

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2017 | Canada Politics

The government won't say when it will choose a mission.

Canada Should Not Engage In Open-Ended UN Peacekeeping Missions

Mark Towhey | Posted 02.10.2017 | Canada Politics
Mark Towhey

Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan has been dragging his feet about deploying Canadian peacekeepers to Mali. Canada should never again contribute troops to the endless UN-led peace missions that pop up around the world. In 70 years of peacekeeping, I'm at a loss to think of a single mission that succeeded.

Canada Is About To Re-Engage Its Commitment To Peacekeeping

Glen Pearson | Posted 11.24.2016 | Canada Politics
Glen Pearson

This country's narrative concerning peacekeeping is about to change, as the Trudeau government will soon announce where the deployment of some 600 military personnel will be based for a three-year period. The plan will also include air transport, training, medical, and engineering components.

Althia Raj

PM Unofficially Launches Canada's Bid For UN Security Council Seat | Althia Raj | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Politics

Canada hasn't had a seat since 2000.

Ambrose Suggests Trudeau Using UN Mission To Win Security Council Seat

CP | Joanna Smith | Posted 09.18.2016 | Canada Politics

"Do we have to send our men and women into harm's way to reach Mr. Trudeau's goal?"

Liberals Undecided If MPs Should Vote On Peacekeeping Mission

The Huffington Post Canada | Althia Raj and Ryan Maloney | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Politics

Many of the possible missions the Canadian government is considering carry great risks.

Sajjan: Canadian Peacekeepers Ready To Use Force To Protect Civilians

CP | Lee Berthiaume | Posted 09.11.2016 | Canada Politics

Canada's defence minister said peacekeepers have a mandate to use deadly force — if needed — to protect civilians.

Committing Canadian Troops To UN Mission Deserves Real Debate

Bruce Carson | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Bruce Carson

Yesterday, Minister of Defence Harjit Sajjan announced that Canada will commit to a yet undefined peacekeeping mission, probably in central Africa, and in doing so Canada will be a "responsible partner in the world." It will probably not be until the end of the year that we know the details -- why, where, the mission's duration, what will they do, what victory looks like and the terms of engagement. What we know for sure from minister Sajjan's announcement and follow-up questions is that this matter will not be brought before Parliament for a vote before the commitment to the UN is finally agreed upon and put into operation.

Feds To Make Hundreds Of Troops Available For Peacekeeping Missions

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada Politics

"We must aim to avert crises before they reach a point that requires military intervention."

Military Mission In Africa Will Be For 'Long Duration': Sajjan

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Politics

No decisions yet on numbers, timing or location.

Canada's Next Peacekeeping Mission Could See Troops In Mali

Jonathan Wade | Posted 07.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Wade

Last Thursday, Lieutenant General Paul Wynnyk became the commander of the Canadian Army and quickly stated the Canadian Army could possibly deploy troops in Africa. As a matter of fact, according to Wynnyk, a deployment to Africa was imminent. Although many regions in Africa would benefit from having Canadian soldiers on the ground, Mali has been mentioned on many occasions.

Althia Raj

Canada Preparing To Join New UN Peacekeeping Missions: Sources | Althia Raj | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Politics

The Liberals are hoping Canada will win a Security Council seat in 2021.

Canada Commits Cash To Afghanistan As Allies Keep Troops On Ground

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.09.2016 | Canada Politics

The Liberal government is renewing more than $150 million per year for aid projects in Afghanistan and to help the country's security forces.

Canada-U.S. Dialogue Shifts From Pipelines to Peacekeeping

CBC | Murray Brewster, CBC News | Posted 07.03.2016 | Canada

And that may be music to the ears of the Liberal government.

Canada Has 'Gone Backwards' On Peacekeeper Training: NGO Head

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.25.2017 | Canada Politics

The Liberals are facing calls to reopen a new peacekeeping training centre three years after the demise of Canada's former school.

Canadian Military Ill-Prepared For Peacekeeping: Report

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.02.2017 | Canada Politics

The study was penned by Walter Dorn, a professor at the Canadian Forces Staff College and one of Canada's leading experts in peacekeeping.

Canada's Honesty Needed On World Stage: Former UN Refugee Chief

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada Politics

Canada is perfectly suited to play a major role in creating peace, he said.

Trudeau Looks Beyond Security Council To Make A Difference At UN

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.20.2016 | Canada Politics

There are other ways Canada can contribute, the PM said.

Harper's UN Peacekeepers Claim Contains 'Some Baloney'

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.29.2016 | Canada Politics

"Canada is still involved in peacekeeping in areas like the Sinai. We still contribute peacekeepers around the world."

Canada Can Reprise its Role as a World Leader in Peacekeeping

Paul Dewar | Posted 09.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Paul Dewar

In 1992, Canada was the world's leading contributor to United Nations peacekeeping operations. Canada now ranks a dismal 68th in personnel contributions to UN peacekeeping. This dramatic decline began under the Liberals. Our international engagement programs took us from #1 to #32 by the time the Conservatives took office in 2006 -- they continued the Liberal abandonment of UN peacekeeping as a key role for Canada.

7 Things Canadians Might Not Know About Canada

Johanu Botha | Posted 06.19.2014 | Canada Politics
Johanu Botha

If beer companies advertised countries, Dos Equis would rep Canada -- it is the most interesting country in the world. But many of those living here would never guess it. Hence the need for an internet list to all Canadians. You're welcome.

Harper, Stop Canada From Entering a Decade of 'Diplomatic Darkness'

Glen Pearson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Canada Politics
Glen Pearson

There was a time when Canada realized that while military security was an important investment, it was the long-term planning involved in relief and development that would ultimately bring greater measures of peace to our world. Somewhere along the way we lost that. We also lost a seat on the UN Security Council, the world's respect through our lack of action on climate change, and our altruism the moment we decided to invest development resources only in those nations that enhanced our own local economy and brought political benefit to the government.

Watching the Watchdog: Justin Trudeau Is the Man for the Job

Tim Knight | Posted 05.22.2013 | Canada
Tim Knight

Tim Knight writes the regular media column, Watching the Watchdog, for HuffPost Canada. As I write, the brutish old pro licks his lips, girds his lo...