Despite the urgent need NOW, Canada has offered equipment and some ground troops for an unspecified UN mission at an unspecified future date.
For the first time ever, Canada has a generation of soldiers with no experience in peacekeeping, according to a new report on Canadian peacekeeping training by Walter Dorn and Joshua Libben. Released by the Rideau Institute and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives on 2 February, the report highlights the need for Canada to step […]
The Pearson Peacekeeping Centre (PPC) has announced that it is shutting down its operations in Cornwallis, Nova Scotia (David Pugliese, “Cash-strapped peacekeeping centre closing Nova Scotia office,” Ottawa Citizen, 10 June 2011). The organization is attempting to cut costs after having been advised in 2009 that its annual $4 million funding from the federal government […]