Tag Archives: Canada’s role

And the big fool said to push on

More talk of retaining a Canadian military role in Afghanistan following the scheduled end of the Kandahar mission in 2012 (Matthew Fisher, “Canada could fill training role in Afghanistan post-2011, MPs say,” Canwest News Service, 3 June 2010): Liberal foreign affairs critic Bob Rae has provided the strongest indication yet that a deal may be […]

Roleplay- Canada's future in Afghanistan

Defence Minister Peter MacKay recently travelled to Afghanistan and made a number of statements regarding Canada’s future role in the conflict. MacKay’s comments reflect a changing role for Canada beyond 2011 and allude to a bigger role in delivering aid, retreating from the rural regions and focusing on population centres. MacKay believes that the Canadian […]