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Gilles Duceppe, leader of the Bloc QuebecoisPeter Mccabe/The Canadian Press

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Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe says there are moments in world history where there's no choice but to intervene militarily and that the situation in Syria and Iraq is one of those times.

That's the position Duceppe is taking in light of actions undertaken by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

It's different from the one the Bloc leader took in 2003 when he opposed Canadian military intervention in Iraq.

Duceppe pointed out at a news conference in Sherbrooke, Que., today that Canadian forces did not intervene in Rwanda and what followed was a genocide.

The Bloc leader now says ISIL's expansionist goals justify an intervention by Canadian forces.

Canada has deployed military personnel to handle logistics and the training of local forces and has sent planes to bombard the region.

As for the possibility of intervening on the ground, Duceppe maintains he doesn't have enough information to discuss the topic.

He made his comments while campaigning in a bookstore, where he proposed the elimination of the federal GST on books.

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