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Harper Makes Surprise Visit To Iraq

BAGHDAD – Stephen Harper paid a surprise visit to Iraq on Saturday, meeting with the country’s prime minister and delivering a substantial aid cheque for the war-torn region. The federal government an...
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Harper Makes Surprise Visit To Iraq

ERBIL, Iraq - Stephen Harper got to see the no man's land of northern Iraq for himself on Saturday, paying a surprise visit to Baghdad and the capital of the Kurdish regional authority in Erbil, but a...
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How He Made The Case For War

OTTAWA - Twice in six months, Prime Minister Stephen Harper put a motion before the House of Commons to commit Canada to war with the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.Both were bo...
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'ISIL Is Not Dead Yet'

OTTAWA - In a challenge to the opposition, Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson said Thursday the government wants all-party backing of a motion to extend the military mission against militants in I...
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Iraq Combat Mission Gets Green Light

OTTAWA - One by one, Conservative MPs in the House of Commons led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper voted late Tuesday to join the war in Iraq, passing a controversial motion that clears the way for Ca...
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Baird Vows $10M In Aid For Iraq Victims

OTTAWA - The groundwork for Canada's combat mission in Iraq was already being laid Monday, even as the government and the opposition clashed in the House of Commons about how necessary it is and how e...
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Canada Sends Advance Team To Middle East

OTTAWA — Canada has deployed a small advance team to the Middle East to finalize basing and logistics with its allies for airstrikes against the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. A...
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Canadians Left In A Fog Of War

OTTAWA - Canadian CF-18s will soon be heading off to war in Iraq, leaving Parliament and the public in a fog about some key elements of the military commitment notably what efforts will be made to lim...