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Trudeau muddies line on anti-ISIS coalition

By Tim Harper      

In opposing Stephen Harper that day in October 2014, Justin Trudeau said Harper owed it to Canadians and soldiers to be clear on the mission. Sixteen months later, it is Trudeau who this time has muddied that line. It wasn't 'non-combat' then and it certainly isn't now.

OTTAWA—The new Canadian role in the anti-ISIS coalition actually takes its roots from a decision taken 16 months ago when Justin Trudeau decided he could not align himself with Stephen Harper. If Harper wanted to bomb Islamic State targets, then the Liberals didn't want to do that. There was principle at play and internal Liberal debate, but with an election looming, a third party leader had to put as much daylight between him and an unpopular prime minister

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