Liberal extension of Iraq mission takes total cost to $628-million

The renewed and expanded mission under the Liberal government will cost a total of $263.9-million over the next year, 72 per cent more than the cost of the former Conservative government's extension of the mission a year ago, despite the Liberal re-deployment of six Canadian CF-18 fighter jets that had been taking part in coalition air strikes against Islamic State fighting positions and installations since 2014, according to the documents the government tabled in Parliament Monday.

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan's departmental plans and priorities report shows the Liberals' anti-ISIL mission will cost a total of $263.9-million over the next year, 72 per cent more than the cost of the former Conservative government's extension of the mission a year ago. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By TIM NAUMETZ

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, March 9, 2016 4:31 PM

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