Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said a few days ago that Canada would provide 600 troops and 150 police officers for UN operations. The military’s plan calls for 200 troops.
But the country’s top general says that once you factor in the various quick-response deployments and training missions, Canada’s new peacekeeping blueprint will live up to what the Liberals first put on the table.
“There will be 600… very likely 600 troops deployed doing that,” he said.
Canada’s top general is forcefully rejecting the notion that Canada’s new peacekeeping commitment isn’t in line with the Liberal government’s initial promise.
Gen. Jonathan Vance, Canada’s Chief of Defence Staff, argues that the plan outlined days ago by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Vancouver is consistent with what was first discussed 14 months ago, when the government committed to providing up to 600 troops and 150 police officers for United Nations operations.
The plan unveiled on Wednesday called for up to 200 ground troops, transport and armed helicopters, cargo planes and military trainers for future United Nations peacekeeping operations.
From CIW NEWS Contributor
Canada (CA) is estimated to have a population of 36.4 million with a growth rate during 2010-2015 of 1.0% pa.
At the same rate of change, in five years' time its population will increase by 1.9 million.