Canada’s PM-Designate to Obama: I’m Withdrawing Canadian Forces from Iraq and Syria

October 20, 2015   |   ANTIMEDIA

Anti-Media Staff
October 20, 2015

(ANTIMEDIA) Canada has a new government following the country’s federal election on Monday. The Liberal Party won in a landslide and dethroned Conservatives, who held the majority in the Parliament for four years. Canada’s current prime minister, Stephen Harper, resigned amid the results and will be replaced by Liberal Party candidate Justin Trudeau, pursuant to the new Liberal majority in Parliament.

The Liberal Party has vowed to end the prohibition of cannabis, but also ran on a much more dovish foreign policy platform. It seems that Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau was serious about his vow to remove Canada from foreign entanglements. Just hours after his announced victory, he received a phone call from President Barack Obama.

Trudeau confirmed in a press conference that during the call, he told Obama he would stick to “the commitments I have made around ending the combat mission.” One of those commitments is to withdraw Canada’s CF-18 fighter jets from the conflict in Iraq and Syria, effectively ending Canada’s fight against ISIS.

Questioned on whether the U.S. was worried about Canada’s support for the fight against ISIS in Afghanistan, State Department spokesperson John Kirby told reporters“These are all decisions the Canadian people have to make and Canadian legislators have to make…and their Prime Minister [has to make],”

The Liberal Party’s sweep is, at least partially, seen as a rebuke of the Conservatives’ seemingly habitual support of U.S. military adventurism overseas.

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this article said the Conservative Party held a majority in Parliament for nine years. It has been updated to reflect that the majority lasted four years. It has also been updated to reflect that Stephen Harper resigned amid the results, not that he was “ousted.”


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  1. I knew I made a good choice in voting Liberal. Good riddance to a thug who was also a racist, liar and all around scoundrel.

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  2. all the broken ones all 2 of them,but he needs the americians to get them back to canada

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  3. australia must pull out too asap ww1 a lost cause not threat to england usa or australia bankers war rigged oil arab defeat korea lost vietnam lost iraq twice lost ahganistan a joke lost 2000billion 45%increase in drug traffic -russia spent 30 billion and lost millions dead and wounded usa 223 wars in 239 years piss off home yanks

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  4. Probably the 7 billion dollars worth of shit F35s Harper bought from the US.

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  5. That would be funny if it was anywhere close to the truth, very original comment too *rolls eyes*

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  6. If this story was " Canadian fighter jets take out ISIS Leaders. " i doubt everyone would be for removing them from these conflicts, now because they've been removed theres no chance that this could ever be a headline and a massive terrorist group is still at large with even less people trying to stop them. So great we saved a couple million dollars, but how many lives did we potentially just condem?

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  7. Neither,
    the blue one is a Russian made SU-27 Flanker.
    The gray one looks like an F-16, hard to tell, but an F-18 it is not and neither of the two is Canadian.

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  8. What you don't realize is when you turn your back on your neighbour country it's like not calling the cops when someone breaks into your neighbours house and you watch it all while sitting on your front saying it's not my problem it's not happening to me

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  9. unless, of course, your neighbor is the same one you go to the bar with, and they always get drunk and start picking fights and then expect you to back them up

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  11. none sir…this is a war created by the united states of america. i f they still feel it nessesary to continue on their path now well let them waste their money and blood. we have not left the effort but we choose to be involved in a different way..feed the reugees, help in good ways not killing people..try and be a go between to find common ground to end this wr… i don't have any interest or hate towards these people… its time to change our path now and be what we are best at..peace keepers not combatants. every bomb dropped does nothing but keep it going

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  12. wouldn't be a terrorist threat if we weren't bombing their country. I know what I'd do if they were bombing my country and killing inocent people, including children. I would strongly retaliate. Wouldn't you? And if there was no oil there we wouldn't be having this discussion. Good move, remove planes, thus remove terrorist threat.

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  15. They haven't been bombing ISIL anyway, niether has the US. Only Iraq and Russia.

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  19. We're not turning our back on them, we're just not going to be doing any bombing. We've only got a handful of planes anyway–compared to the American airforce, we're a really insignificant drop in the bucket. If we want to play a role, I'm sure we can find something to do. Training, peacekeeping, some other support role–if we want to make a difference, I think there are better ways to do it. It's expensive to keep those planes in the air.

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  20. Tim Dolan Well we use CF-18s which are variants of the F-18, so what you think is a F-16 or 18 is maybe a CF-i8

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  21. Sounds good on foriegn policy, I wouldn't want to be a Canadian thouhg. You know he will be doing plenty of stuff "for" them.

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  22. He is a liberal, he may not want the government involve in foreign wars, which is good, but he will want the government involved in every aspect of your life, which is not good.

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  23. If it was ever the actual case that the US led forces were bombing ISIS it missed me. You never know what the US is doing and who they are funding, who they are pretending to fight and so on and so on. At least Russia's objective is a little clearer – bomb the crap out of anyone who threatens the government and then move on and see if we can change the game in the middle east where petro dollars are traded only in greenbacks.

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  24. Canada once again will be protected by the U.S. military. Canada's "military" is a joke. Russia bombs the shit out of Syria and it's applauded. If the U.S. led the same bombing campaign it would be labeled wreckless and evil. Fuck all of you United States haters. Oh and Canada, please take Justin Bieber back.

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  25. Matt Kelly secretly as well. that order should be cancelled. Canada doesn't need many first strike aircraft. we need a few and to be honest I think we should be buying up used u.s. military equipment. then we will still have equipment compatable with nato and be able to do probably more then we can now if need be. Also be able to not get locked into just one plane. we could probably buy a wide variety of aircraft as well anything from a-10's to f 18's to transports.

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  26. ya, jj were with ya..think we should all pull out and let the russians and yanks go at it and end it for once. the americans need to keep that war machine to develope all those new weapons i guess huh. the chinese are the real power nowadays anyway

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  27. sure, when did you protect us sir?our military is a joke is it..hmmm, you guys have trained how many snipers??? yet we have the best confirmed by your military. Considering we have less people then california i think we do ok.

    Steven, you better get hold of things in washington…because pretty soon nobody will be with ya. think were all getting tired of american bullshit. weapons of mass destruction..what a farce and look at it now.

    now you want to talk about joke armies here's one for ya..you've been at it for how long over there and accomplished nothing but make some peple in your country very rich. now that sir is a joke we will not continue with. ohhh and please take randy quaid back

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  28. Douglas Purcell im not saying i dont want peace, but being a peace keeper is hard to do when you are in between terrorists and the u.s. but what i dont want to happen is piss the u.s off by one not having their back. and two potentially harbouring terrorists. im not saying that we are but its getting easier and easier for them to slip through the cracks with new laws. If our new priminister weren't so ignorant to say " i'd tell Putin off to his face ". i dont believe this would be much of an issue. that being said we have always had the united states back and you know what they've had ours, so saying that we should only peace keep is great but if we ever get invaded by another country or something happens like i dont know russia decides they want our resources do i want the u.s coming and fighting because they want our resources as well or because they have our backs. you can not peace keep if there is no peace to begin with, its a paradox.

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