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Canada keeping the peace once again

By Walter Dorn      

Canadian forces have a lot of catching up to do. But today the UN is better able than ever to use their help.

Canada has a lot to offer, writes Walter Dorn, given its bilingual capability and well-disciplined and well-equipped forces. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia

Canada really is back. With the announcement in Saguenay, Que. on Friday by four cabinet ministers, the government has finally made concrete commitments for more effective peace operations. And not a moment too soon, as the United Nations tackles enormous challenges in Africa, the Middle East, and elsewhere. In particular, the United Nations urgently needs exemplary professional forces that are combat-ready to keep the peace and enforce peace agreements in war-torn regions of the world.

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