Why Justin Trudeau is right to end Canada’s bombing campaign against ISIL

'Yes, we can walk and chew gum at the same time. Our training mission in the fight against ISIL will continue. But bringing our role in the high-profile air campaign to an end will send an important signal to Canadians and to other countries about what Western foreign policy priorities should be,' writes Zach Paikin.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, pictured last week at the National Press Theatre in Ottawa, has said that his government remains committed to a campaign promise to withdraw Canada from air strikes against ISIL in Iraq and Syria. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By Zach Paikin

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015 8:28 PM

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