Mali/Military – More RCAF helicopters for Mali being considered #Canada

The number of helicopters the RCAF will eventually send to Mali continues to be uncertain.
In mid-March Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan announced that Canada would send to the United Nations mission in Mali two Chinook helicopters and four armed Griffon helicopters to escort them. Continuer à lire … « Mali/Military – More RCAF helicopters for Mali being considered #Canada »

Mali/Canada – With details of Canada’s deployment to Mali still murky, Conservatives demand House of Commons vote

2018/04/26 – As details remain scarce around Canada’s prospective deployment to a UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, Conservatives are asking the Liberal government for a formal debate and vote in the House of Commons. Continuer à lire … « Mali/Canada – With details of Canada’s deployment to Mali still murky, Conservatives demand House of Commons vote »

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 »

Mali/Canada – Canada already assisting counterterror force in #Mali, defence minister says

2018/04/10 – Harjit Sajjan said Monday that Canadian troops have been “supporting the G5 Sahel force for some time.” The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali is providing assistance to the African-led force. Continuer à lire … « Mali/Canada – Canada already assisting counterterror force in #Mali, defence minister says »

Mali – Canada set to offer helicopters for UN Mali mission: sources

OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada, under pressure from allies to boost its commitment to peacekeeping, is set to offer helicopters for use by U.N. forces in Mali and could later provide troops to work as trainers, said two sources familiar with the matter.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government, which came to power in 2015 and quickly promised to make 600 soldiers available for peace operations, last year said it would consider sending soldiers to Mali but has repeatedly put off a decision amid fears of casualties. Continuer à lire … « Mali – Canada set to offer helicopters for UN Mali mission: sources »