“It’s a war”: experts question whether Mali mission is peacekeeping
by Jane Gerster (feat. David Bercuson & Dave Perry)
June 27, 2018
The first dozen Canadian troops reached Mali this week in partial fulfillment of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s pledge to renew Canada’s peacekeeping efforts.
But when those troops are joined later this summer by a full contingent for a year-long UN mission in the West African country, will their work reflect the image Canadians hold close of the blue beret peacekeeping that won Lester B. Pearson the Nobel Prize?
A tour that’s being heralded by some as a long overdue return to peacekeeping has others shaking their heads.