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“Just Watch Me” 2.0?

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Interesting, this, if the Minister was quoted correctly …

Just a reminder that in Canada, provinces ask the feds for help if municipal and provincial resources aren’t enough to handle a situation, be it a disaster or a security issue.  More on how this works with the military (“Aid to the Civil Power” in CAF-ese) here.

P.S.  – If you don’t get the title, more here (usual Wikipedia GIGO caveats apply).  I don’t think this is likely to happen, but I couldn’t resist the link-back to Trudeau Sr.


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2 December 16 at 8:30

MILNEWS.ca #UKR & Eastern Europe Update as of 250150UTC October 2016

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Cold War 2.0
Ukraine

 

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24 October 16 at 21:58

MILNEWS.ca #UKR & Eastern Europe Update as of 081950UTC October 2016

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Ukraine
Elsewhere in the ‘Hood

 

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8 October 16 at 15:54

MILNEWS.ca Highlights – September 20, 2016

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#CANvsISIL
Libya
Syria
Syria/Refugees in Canada
Iraq
The Kurds
Mo’ Peacekeeping Coming?
What’s Canada Buying?
Veterans & Helping Veterans (or Not?)
Internal Security
Way Up North
Other

 

MILNEWS.ca Highlights – September 8, 2016

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Cold War 2.0
Internal Security
Mo’ Peacekeeping Coming?
Canada Into Africa?
#CANvsISIL
Everyone Else Vs. ISIL
Syria
Iraq
The Kurds
What’s Canada Buying?
Way Up North
Veterans & Helping Veterans (or Not?)
Other
World War Two

 

#CAN Peacekeeping: We know “how many” …

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… but we don’t know where – yet.  This, from the Info-machine …

… The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, and the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, and the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, today announced the launch of Global Affairs Canada’s new Peace and Stabilization Operations Program (PSOPs) and the pledge of up to 600 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel to be available for possible deployment to UN peace operations.

Conflicts today are multifaceted, requiring political, security, development and humanitarian responses brought together under the broad umbrella of “peace operations”. The Government of Canada has already demonstrated its whole-of-government approach to the situation in Iraq and Syria. Today’s approach to peace operations is no different: they demand that we go beyond military roles and work closely with local authorities and a range of international and regional partners.

Canada is devoting an unprecedented $450 million to PSOPs. The new funding will help better protect civilians, including the most vulnerable groups, such as displaced persons, refugees, women and children …

… with a bit more from a backgrounder here, and from media:


 

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26 August 16 at 11:43

MILNEWS.ca Highlights – August 26, 2016

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Mo’ Peacekeeping Coming?
#CANvsISIL/Internal Security
Cold War 2.0
Way Up North
What’s Canada Buying?
Sexual Assault/Harassment in the CF
Other