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the LINK Online: Sun. Nov. 19, 2017

Your hosts, Lynn, Levon, Marie-Claude, and Marc (video of show at bottom) There is an international coalition campaigning to ban fully autonomous weapons © CBC They are killers, and they operate and make decisions by themselves on when and where and» 

International, Military, Politics

Conversation with the Canadian General fighting Daesh

Canada has been with the Coalition forces to defeat Daesh in Iraq since 2014. This year Brigadier-General Daniel MacIsaac took over command of the Canadian contingent I spoke to him from a Canadian base in Kuwait about the mission and» 

International, Military, Politics

Trudeau’s peacekeeping announcement is ‘missed opportunity’: expert

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement detailing Ottawa’s contributions to the United Nations peacekeeping operations on Wednesday was a “missed opportunity for Canada and the international community,” says a Canadian expert and a former government adviser. Two years after announcing Canada’s» 

International, Military, Politics

Canada pledges 200 elite troops and aircaft for future UN peacekeeping operations

Two years after announcing Canada’s re-engagement with the United Nations, the Liberal government finally unveiled Wednesday its formal commitments to UN peacekeeping operations, pledging to contribute helicopters, transport aircraft and a 200-strong rapid-response team of elite soldiers. Prime Minister Justin» 

History, International, Military, Politics

Canada expected to finally announce peacekeeping contribution

In 2016, Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that he would proceed with his election promise of 2015, that Canada would re-engage with U.N. peacekeeping. He promised a contribution of 600 Peacekeepers and 150 police officers to U.N. missions but» 

Arts and Entertainment, History, International, Military

Artistic documentary: Remembering Vimy

Historical century old military films presented in a new and fascinating way. This year marks the centennial of a number of incredible yet tragically costly Canadian victories in the First World War. Canada had also sent photo and film units» 

History, International, Military

Remembrance Week: 100th anniversary ceremonies Passchendaele

Ceremonies in Belgium mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the Battle of Passchendaele Hell. It’s the word most often used to describe the Third Battle of Ypres and Passchendaele, in an already hellish war. Canadians took Passchendaele ridge» 

History, International, Military, Politics

Remembrance Week: Passchendaele – Centennial of a horrific battle

The word “hell” doesn’t begin to describe it, but that was the only word that came close to describing the Third Battle of Ypres also known as the Battle of Passchendaele and used by survivors. After British, Australian and New» 

Military, Society

More Canadians plan to attend Remembrance Day ceremonies: poll

More Canadians are planning to attend ceremonies to honour fallen soldiers this year according to a public opinion survey commissioned by the non-profit group Historica Canada. It found that 29 per cent of respondents plan to attend a Remembrance Day» 

History, International, Military

Remembrance week: 100 years, the blood soaked fields of Flanders

November 6, Canadians take Passchendaele This year marks the 100th anniversary of many momentous battle of the First World War. After incredible but costly victories at Vimy and Hill 70, the Canadians were called upon to take the village of»