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Canada's new peacekeeping plans to be unveiled tomorrow in Vancouver

Last Updated Nov 14, 2017 at 10:33 am PST

Justin Trudeau live in studio at NEWS 1130 (March 1, 2016) (Photo: Terry Chan, JackFM)
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Trudeau government says peacekeeping plan will satisfy people in Canada and around the world

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – The Trudeau government will announce Canada’s peacekeeping plans tomorrow at a United Nations summit being held here in Vancouver.

The prime minister isn’t giving any details, but speaking in the Philippines, Justin Trudeau says the peacekeeping plan will satisfy people here at home and around the world.

“[It will be] fully in line not just with Canadian values and Canadians’ desire to see our country having maximal positive impact around the world, but fully in line with what the UN — and indeed the world — has expressed its need and interest in.”

“[We will] make sure that we are best helping around the world and that we are using our abilities and expertise,” he adds.

It’s been more than a year since the Trudeau government promised up to 600 troops and 150 police officers for UN missions.

Many have been expecting a large-scale mission in a specific country, such as Mali, but the CBC reports tomorrow’s announcement will be about dedicating high-end equipment and training, not any large numbers of boots on the ground in conflict zones.

On top of the peacekeeping pledge, the UN summit will also focus on increasing the role of women in missions and tackling the problem of child soldiers.