REPORT: Despite Underfunded Military, Trudeau Government Sending Troops To Mali For UN Mission

Our country doesn’t have enough military resources to defend our own nation and fully equip our forces, so why are troops being sent to the war-torn nation of Mali?

Canada’s military is severely underfunded, and we don’t have the military resources to defend our own nation.

The government hasn’t dealt with illegal border crossings, our troop numbers are incredibly low, our navy is getting weaker and weaker, and our air force is barely being held together as old jets are ‘replaced’ by more old jets.

And when it comes to the growing scramble for the north, nations such as China and Russia are making a serious play for arctic resources, while Canada’s arctic forces barely exist.

The first duty of a government when it comes to military deployments should be dealing with the problems I mentioned above, making sure our nation is secured and well-defended.

Instead, the Trudeau government has failed to strengthen the military, yet they are still planning to send troops to the African nation of Mali on a peacekeeping mission.

According to a recent report“The Canadian military will deploy helicopters and support troops, including medical teams, to the troubled West African nation of Mali later this year, CBC News has learned. A senior government official, speaking on background, said a formal announcement will be made Monday. The deployment is in response to a direct request from the United Nations. Details on how many choppers and personnel will be involved are still being worked out, but the official said the UN has been served with formal notice of Canada’s participation.”

It is believed the commitment could reach up to 600 troops.

What makes this such a problem is something I reported in March of 2017, as the 2017 Trudeau budget “reallocated” spending on military equipment, and pushed it back until “sometime in the next 20 years.”

In total, the Trudeau government cut $8.4 BILLION in planned equipment spending.

How can the government justify sending Canadian troops into a nation ripped apart by civil war when they have cut equipment spending and left our troops without what they need?

That’s why the decision to send Canadian troops on this UN mission is a big mistake, and should be opposed.

Until our nation is secure and our military is well-funded, sending troops on ‘peacekeeping’ missions is unacceptable.

Spencer Fernando

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don morris
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When the Mali mission first was mentioned, retired General Lewis MacKenzie warned the government against getting involved in Mali.He is familiar with the situation and said it’s as bad as Afghanistan,where you can’t tell friend from enemy.
When the body bags start arriving in Canada,I wonder how Trudeau will justify it.

Norbert Kausen
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Norbert Kausen

Typical Liberal IDIOCY!!!

Norbert Kausen
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Norbert Kausen

Just wait until Canadian soldiers start coming back in bodybags beause of inadequate funding, inadequate equipment and ridiculous ROEs (Rules of Engagement)!

Dave Bainard
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Dave Bainard

Pretty hard to ask Jr while he is building sandcastles and his mythical utopia on a Florida beach.

christine
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christine

Trudeau is probably making sure that he is sending them to their deaths. I dont see why Canada should do anything for Mali at all. Did they ever do anything for Canada.

don morris
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don morris

No, Mail never did anything for Canada, and most of us would be hard pressed to find it on a map of Africa. I suppose it’s more a$$ kissing to the UN and fellow globalist Macron of France,who has requested troops from Canada repeatedly. At least they’ve cut the contingent to 200 troops from 600,possibly because we can’t field that many. The UN force consists of 12,000 troops many from African nations,and since 2013, 80 UN soldiers have been killed by IED’s and rebel attacks. MacKenzie says the big problem is that there are several rebel factions fighting each other,so… Read more »

milnews.ca
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So, should PMJT not do anything with the military if it’s underfunded?

Nancy
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Nancy

We need to get back out of the United Nations as it seems to be running by dictators and socialists, people who think they can run the whole world (like Trudeau and his wanna be communist friends). They do not care if we have a life, let alone be killed. So our highly trained military, underfunded and undersupplied will be shipped off ? to be killed for these UN people, so Trudeau Lieberals can gain points with their masters.

Tim Chapman
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Wonder how moral will be now that they know that their government doesn’t support them if they are injured….”they’re asking for more than we can give”

Miles Lunn
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Horrible idea, this is a civil war that will just result in many Canadians dying. As sad as what is happening there is, this is something we should stay out of. It will just be a mess. Peacekeeping today is not like it was 40 years ago, it is rather peacemaking and it involves not monitoring a ceasefire but involves shooting and getting shot.

Michele
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Michele

I believe Trudeau is trying to weaken our home defence to let terrorist take over Canada, we will have no one here to defend us on the day it matters, and the US troops will have to come and save the woman & children. Our able men will have been killed or out of Canada when we need them