Canadian troops to face uphill struggle in supporting Mali mission
More than $1-billion in Canadian foreign aid over the last decade and now a plan to deploy 250 Canadian soldiers and eight military helicopters to the UN mission in Mali are adding to worries that the international strategy is not working
Canada sending up to 250 soldiers to join UN peacekeeping mission in Mali
The deployment will help fulfill a peacekeeping pledge that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made last November. It will be the first Canadian peacekeeping mission in Africa since the early 1990s when troops were deployed in Rwanda and Somalia.
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Ottawa’s plan to improve productivity and innovation through the promotion of five regional economic groups is both ambitious and expensive. It may provide the spark the country needs – unless it proves to be a fat subsidy for global technology giants