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Liberals sweep into office with Trudeau: compassionate Canada is back

Wednesday, October 21st 2015 - 07:21 UTC
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Canadian Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau has confirmed he will withdraw Canadian fighter jets from the air strikes against Islamic State (IS) in Iraq and Syria. He informed US President Barack Obama of his decision hours after leading his Liberal party to victory in the polls. Read full article

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  • DennisA

    He will now sell out his country to the UN, by jumping back on the “global warming” bandwagon.

    Oct 21st, 2015 - 08:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    If he withdraws from the F-35 programme,

    will this mean the price will go up, and we may well end up buying less,

    just a lightening thought.

    Oct 21st, 2015 - 10:16 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    1 DennisA
    If he does he will be continuing a liberal tradition that started under the aegis of Lester “Mike” Pearson. If the genesis of “global warming is based on the legal premiss of ”do no harm”. Resulting in policies of as much as possible of only sustainable exploitation of the planet, what's the problem?

    Oct 21st, 2015 - 10:52 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    As we in Britain know, to our cost, allowing any sort of “Liberal” into a position of power is just an incredible mistake. Perhaps Canadian Liberals are different?

    The RCAF started to 'take part“ in October 2014. That would be 6 CF-18s, a Polaris tanker and 2 Aurora surveillance aircraft. October 2015 and Trudeau is quitting.

    Canada reverting to being ”compassionate and constructive“. 25,000 ”Syrians“ will be arriving in Canada this year. All ready to demand entry for their ”families“. Call it 150,000. As he withdraws military resources, pitiful as they were, will he be expecting to get coalition intelligence resources? Like which of his migrants are ISIS operatives? Hello Canada. Death is coming your way. Best advice? Don't allow muslim to form ”communities“. Send in fully armed and armoured personnel at irregular intervals. Following the intelligence operatives identifying the hate preachers, imams, rabble rousers.

    Casualties are unavoidable. Stay a long way from potential targets. You may survive. Wow. One way or another, Britain has done its best to keep you safe for many years. Now you're ”big boys”. Fine. On your own heads be it. Let us know how you get on. If you survive.

    Oct 21st, 2015 - 05:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    It seems the Canuks have a death wish, just like the Labour morons in the UK.

    Good luck with importing the hate filled 25,000 Muslims, that worked (NOT) for Uruguay despite what the stupid commie murdering bastard No Money Pepe thought would happen. Once a Mossie, always a Mossie it seems.

    As for bringing the fighters back, it's just a gesture given the pathetic numbers involved and does it really matter if he “ Canadian military trainers in northern Iraq”, I suspect not.

    As for the climate change bollocks they are going to be fleeced like sheep, these “Compassionate Canadians”.

    Well they made their bed, now they can sleep in it.

    Oct 21st, 2015 - 07:39 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    4 Conqueror
    Canada has effectively been managing it's own foreign affairs since 1867. It has supported whole heartedly and unconditionally Briton with resources and Canadian lives since the the Boer War, and every conflict since. Canada was in the forefront of all UN peace actions from the late sixties on. So please enlighten me as to how “Britain has done its best to keep you safe for many years ”

    Oct 21st, 2015 - 08:29 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    What constructive voice has Canada had in the world ever....?
    ....and who cares...

    Oct 22nd, 2015 - 01:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    7 Voice, Vestige, Think et al “What constructive voice has Canada had in the world ever....?” Oops! that great big ego of yours, as you step yet onto another rake head. So Canadians can be justly proud of their significant service to the international community. “In 1957, for his role in resolving the Suez Crisis through the United Nations, Lester B. Pearson was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. The selection committee claimed that Pearson had ”saved the world“, ... The United Nations Emergency Force was Pearson's creation, and he is considered the father of the modern concept of peacekeeping.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lester_B._Pearson
    “over 120,000 Canadians have served in more than 50 UN peace missions” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lester_B._Pearson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lester_B._Pearson
    “....and who cares...” Obviously you do, otherwise you'd give it a pass

    Oct 22nd, 2015 - 02:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Vestige

    Lol I get responded to without even commenting.
    Someones still sore.
    Anyway, good to see les grits push the conservatives out. If they can make it two terms theyll certainly be in place when a certain someone kicks the bucket, ready to call a referendum. Of which the stats are rather optimistic.

    Oct 22nd, 2015 - 11:04 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mendoza Canadian

    Hey voice 7...how many men from your country died in the first and second world wars?...or do you only die in civil wars supporting your nut case presidents???

    Oct 22nd, 2015 - 12:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Voice

    8
    Terry...Terry is there somewhere you are not sensitive about.....?
    What does this mean...?
    Are you an ex-pat Canadian...living in Brazil with a passion for Britain's Colonial past...
    Or just a nosey old Wannabe ...like Troll Tempest butting in with your pennyworth with no connection whatsoever...
    10
    Arghhh.....a tricky one....let me just fall for that one and disclose my country of origin...
    ....not
    How about... lots....
    What do you care, I believe you are an ex-pat...deserted your country for pastures new...
    Canada...famous for ermm...
    ermm....
    Mounties and ermm...Maple leaf and....
    Lots of stuff that doesn't spring to mind....

    Oct 22nd, 2015 - 02:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • wesley mouch

    Compassionate? You mean cronyism. Mass transit projects are giveaways to the construction company special interests and the transit Unions. Who suffers is the taxpayer. Canada trades a left of center govt for a more left of center govt. Expect a worse outcome for the Canadian economy

    Oct 23rd, 2015 - 12:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Terence Hill

    12 wesley mouch
    “Canada trades a left of center govt ” are the opinion of someone who believes that of any party that doesn't stand to the right of Attila the Hun. Well the taxpayer has spoken through their vote.

    Oct 23rd, 2015 - 03:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    #7
    Rather a crass statement on your part. I believe that it was a constructive voice.
    Look at their record in WW2....45,000 killed helping the UK fight Nazi Germany.
    They came in from the beginning while the USA sat on the fence.

    #4
    You forgot the CC150 transports and CC-130's that regularly transit through Prestwick on their way to the near east.

    #8
    Canada has more than paid it's dues to the UK. I was unaware that we protected them except for incursions from the US in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

    Oct 24th, 2015 - 09:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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