Canada keeps the peace no more: Steven Staples comments on Canadian contributions to peacekeeping

On Friday, June 8, the Globe and Mail published, “Blue helmets cast aside, Canada keeps the peace no more,” and Steven Staples commented:

“The need is greater than ever but Canada’s contribution has never been lower, the Harper government doesn’t regard peacekeeping as a route to enhancing Canada’s international stature.”

The author, Paul Koring, notes that despite the decrease in Canadian contributions to UN peacekeeping, a 2010 Nanos poll showed that Canadians ranked peacekeeping as their number one priority for the  Canadian military, ahead of North American security and the Arctic. Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/blue-helmets-cast-aside-canada-keeps-the-peace-no-more/article4240950/