Canada Iraq

Althia Raj

Canada Could Be Active In Iraq For A Long, Long Time

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 03.05.2015 | Canada Politics

Canada has so far pledged $100 million to Iraq.

Kenney Reveals Cost Of Canada's War Against Islamic State

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.16.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's combat mission against the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant is expected to cost about $122 million in the current budget year.The co...

NDP Critic Accuses Harper Of 'Misleading' House On Iraq

CBC | Posted 01.28.2015 | Canada Politics

New Democrat defence critic Jack Harris has lodged a formal complaint against Prime Minister Stephen Harper for providing "misleading information...

The First Canadian Casualty in Iraq Is the Truth

Marc Garneau | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada Politics
Marc Garneau

Last week we learned that our Special Forces had been on the front lines to provide targeting for airstrikes and had been doing this for some time. Then we learn that our Special Forces returned fire on two other occasions last week. What's at stake here is the truth.

Tumbling Oil Prices Draining ISIL War Chests

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2015 | Canada Politics

LONDON - The shocking decline in oil prices is not only hitting federal and provincial treasuries in Canada and elsewhere, it's also sapping the war c...

Canada's Role In Iraq 'Evolved': General

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.26.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's top military commander is trying to clear up an apparent contradiction about special forces soldiers directing air strikes in Iraq.G...

Canadian Soldiers In Iraq Defended Themselves In Firefight

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canadian troops exchanged fire with Islamic State extremists during a recent battlefield planning exercise in Iraq, the military revealed on ...

Canada Confident No Civilians Killed In Airstrikes

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada is at war with the Islamic State and will do what is necessary to eliminate the threat it poses, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Th...

CF-18s Bomb ISIL Positions In Iraq

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.03.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Two Canadian fighter jets spent New Year's Eve bombing militants' positions in Iraq as part of a international airstrike campaign.The Defence...

Canadian Jets Bomb ISIS Bunkers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canadian warplanes have conducted another attack on Islamic State forces.Two CF-18s Hornets bombed an extremist fighting position about 250 k...

Why Military Action Won't Eliminate Terrorism

Samantha Nutt, MD | Posted 01.25.2015 | Canada Politics
Samantha Nutt, MD

Challenging the wisdom of charging into a region the West has shown a reckless propensity to misunderstand is not cowardly -- it is prudent. Innocent people are indeed dying and have already died, but will our bombs "save" them? Probably not. In fact, there's a risk they may accelerate the killing. Asking these questions is not naive. Not asking them is downright foolish.

War Is Against ISIS, Not Mideast Countries: Harper

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.14.2015 | Canada Politics

AUCKLAND, New Zealand - On the eve of a G20 summit in Australia expected to focus in part on the crisis in Syria and Iraq, Stephen Harper says Canada ...

Military Strikes Another Blow Against IS

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.11.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada has struck another blow against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the Department of National Defence said Tuesday as Canadians...

Canada's First Airstrikes In Iraq May Have Hit ISIL Dump Truck

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.03.2015 | Canada Politics

KUWAIT CITY - The first strikes of Canada's air war over Iraq appear to have been aimed at construction equipment belonging to the Islamic State of Ir...

Canada Launches First Air Strike In Iraq

The Canadian Press | Posted 11.02.2014 | Canada Politics

KUWAIT CITY - Canada's involvement in the war against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant began in earnest Sunday when two CF-18 warplanes conduc...

Canada's First Iraq Missions Over, No Bombs Dropped

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.30.2014 | Canada Politics

KUWAIT CITY - Canadian warplanes have conducted two combat sweeps over Iraq, but bad weather continued to prevent them from striking any Islamic State...

Canada's Biggest Security Threat Isn't What You Think

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 12.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Jeff Rose-Martland

Recently, Canada's military has come under deliberate, sustained attack. In fact, our Forces may already have been vanquished. Not by an enemy, but by the nation it defends. Faith in Canada's support is the one thing our Forces absolutely, positively must have to be effective. But that was taken away last year, bringing the days of selflessly charging into danger to a crashing halt.

'We've Gone From Mission Creep To Mission Leap'

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's bombing campaign against Islamist insurgents could eventually lead to an Afghan-style mission to train the Iraqi army, but it's an o...

Canada's War Against ISIS: a Little Less Talk, a Little More Conversation

Jordan Benadiba | Posted 12.14.2014 | Canada Politics
Jordan Benadiba

This conflict is not Afghanistan post 9/11 nor is it Iraq circa 2004. The fight against ISIS is far more complex, multifaceted and layered than any in which Canada has been involved in recent years. The Canadian government has suggested that the best that can be done is to act now and reevaluate in six months, figure out our goals and objectives as we go. And while the government's arguments against inaction appeal to our moral imperatives doing so basically asks Canadians to support military action with no clear or realistic intentions and with little acknowledgement that this conflict is likely to last longer than six months.

Canadian Advance Military Team To Head To Kuwait

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.11.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Defence Minister Rob Nicholson says an advance military team will leave Trenton, Ont., for Kuwait next week as Canada gears up to join the fi...

Canada Should Follow Sweden's Lead on the Syrian Refugee Issue

Dana Wagner | Posted 12.10.2014 | Canada Politics
Dana Wagner

Outside the neighbourhood, there is one country leading the response. It is not Canada, despite statements from our ministers that the Canadian refugee response constitutes "more than any of our allies have done." This is deliberately misleading and a slight to what our allies are actually doing. Greater leadership can be found in a country with a quarter of Canada's population.

Althia Raj

Garneau Sows Confusion Ahead Of Iraq Combat Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Althia Raj | Posted 10.08.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — The man tasked with selling the Liberals' position on the upcoming combat mission in Iraq found himself on the defensive Tuesday. Foreign a...

Canada Sends Advance Team To Middle East

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Canada has deployed a small advance team to the Middle East to finalize basing and logistics with its allies for airstrikes against the ext...

It's the Right Time for Canada to Get Involved in Iraq

Paul Hong | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada Politics
Paul Hong

On Friday, Prime Minister Harper announced that Canada would join allies, including the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan and others in launching air strikes against ISIL in Iraq. The announcement on Friday builds on the growing engagement that Canada has recently taken part in with respect to Iraq on a variety of fronts. Against ISIL and its genocidal agenda in Iraq, it's timely that Canada has stepped up.

Would Canada Extend Its Mission In Iraq? Defence Minister Won't Say

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.05.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Defence Minister Rob Nicholson is refusing to say whether Canada will bow out of its planned combat role in Iraq after six months or seek an ...