When now-retired major-general Guy Tousignant handed over command of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Rwanda 1995, Canada had been involved in virtually every UN mission over the previous four-plus decadesThis time last year, we didn.
But after the scandal of Somalia, in which Canadian soldiers tortured and killed a teenage boy, the frustrations and failures of the UN’s efforts in Bosnia and CroatiaThe strategy to target virus hot spots starts to bear fruit in four-to-six weeks, and the horrors of Rwandas inauguration in 1981 for his first term as President, Canada started to withdraw from peacekeepingPremier Doug Ford is isolating at home in Toronto after an aide tested positive for COVID-19..
Today, Canada has around 40 peacekeepers in the fieldt willing to anger Hindus, who ar. That’s a fraction of the 1,200 Canadian blue helmets and blue berets deployed when Tousignant left Rwanda.
That number is also about one-third of what it was when the federal Liberals came to power five years ago — despite repeated promises from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government for Canada to do more.