It’s not too soon to start thinking about the upcoming federal election. We are working hard to ensure there will be vigorous debate of Canada’s new arms export policy, the lack of leadership on nuclear disarmament and the need to do much, much more in support of UN peacekeeping.
Canada can make an important contribution to building a sustainable peace in Mali, through the provision of peacekeepers and by supporting the crucial non-military aspects of the mandate.
Canada has been absent so long from UN peacekeeping that our military leadership simply does not understand its value in building a sustainable peace.
Despite the urgent need NOW, Canada has offered equipment and some ground troops for an unspecified UN mission at an unspecified future date.
World Federalist Movement &nadsh; Canada launches its 2017 edition of The United Nations and Canada: What Canada has done and should be doing for UN peace operations.
The funding timeline for the new defence budget undermines credibilty of the entire exercise.