The federal government had no sooner released its new foreign and defence policies than it put its money where its mouth is and renewed its commitment to the allied coalition fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
It’s a relatively small contribution—logistical and training support, mainly—but, as the recent record-setting kill shot by a Canadian special forces sniper has illustrated, it is not benign and adds credence to the government promise to maintain a diversity of international military commitments.
“Our new defence policy has made it very clear that Canada is ready and willing to do its part for the global community,” said Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan. “This includes confronting security issues that threaten our shores and those of our allies and partners.
“We must continue wo...