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Acknowledging Canada’s complicity in the Libyan catastrophe

By Murray Dobbin      

Justin Trudeau has tied his star to a U.S. president able to take risks as his term comes to an end. And he has told the world 'Canada is back.' What better way to construct his own brand and contrast it with Harper’s record than to acknowledge Canada’s mistaken support for the Libyan intervention as a clear declaration that participation in new military adventures is not on his agenda.

POWELL RIVER, B.C.—The dystopian situation in Libya is so persistent that when we hear news of yet another slaughter, or the fragility of the new unity government, or ISIS taking over large swaths of the country, we just file it under ‘old news’ and wait for the next story. We shouldn’t. While accountability of politicians is also an old news story, this one is particularly disturbing in its history and its consequences for the Libyan people, who before

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