Lack of media scrutiny of western coalition activities against ISIL will increase the democratic deficit in the age of Trump.
On Friday, October 3rd, Prime Minister Harper called on the House of Commons to support Canadian participation in a six-month air-strike campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Here’s what the four party leaders had to say about the motion.
Canadian special forces soldiers are already deployed in Mali protecting Canadian diplomats, but according to the government they are not on a “combat” mission.
Will Canadian special forces soldiers be sent to Mali? Prime Minister Harper has clearly stated that his government is “not considering” a “direct” military role in the current conflict. But can his words be trusted?
Prime Minister Harper has pledged that no Canadian troops will remain in Afghanistan after the end of the current training mission in 2014. But does he mean it?
Prime Minister Harper has refused to rule out keeping Canadian special operations forces in Afghanistan past the scheduled 2014 end of the Canadian mission.