Mali/Canada – RCAF helicopters begin troop transport in Mali

With heavy rains hampering the movement of United Nations personnel by road, Canadian CH-146 Griffon and CH-147 Chinook helicopters have begun transporting troops to underserved regions of Mali. Continuer à lire … « Mali/Canada – RCAF helicopters begin troop transport in Mali »

Mali – Canada sending police to Mali as part of peacekeeping mission

2018/08/05 – Canada will deploy up to 20 civilian police officers to support both the United Nations peacekeeping mission and the European Union training mission in Mali.
The contribution is in addition to the 250 aircrew and soldiers already assigned to the mission’s military helicopter detachment. Another 10 Canadian soldiers will serve at the UN headquarters in the war-torn west African country. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Canada sending police to Mali as part of peacekeeping mission »

Mali/Canada – Selling the public on the Mali mission – Gen. Vance expected to head to Mali with journalists

2018/06/24 Selling the public on the Mali mission will get underway pretty soon. The African mission is the Liberal government’s high-profile initiative to show Canada supports the United Nations. The government is concentrating on generating as much positive publicity as it can for Canada’s contribution, which also coincides with a Liberal election promise to do with the UN. Continuer à lire … « Mali/Canada – Selling the public on the Mali mission – Gen. Vance expected to head to Mali with journalists »

Mali/Canada – Mali mission questions still go unanswered by Canadian Forces, Liberals

2018/04/23 -On Friday, Col. Jay Janzen, a senior public affairs officer, entered the political debate on the Mali mission by claiming that questions being asked about whether the mission was combat or not missed the point. Other questions needed to be asked, according to Janzen, the Canadian Forces director of Strategic Communications. Details about the mission’s cost, risk and length were among the questions suggested by the officer. Continuer à lire … « Mali/Canada – Mali mission questions still go unanswered by Canadian Forces, Liberals »