1/29/2016 Huffington Post Canada
QUEBEC — Canada’s new role in the fight against the Islamic State will involve ensuring Jordan and Lebanon remain stable, Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion said Friday after a meeting with his U.S. and Mexican counterparts.
Dion promised that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will soon announce details of Canada’s new deployment within the American-led coalition. The Liberals promised during the election campaign to end Canada’s role in the bombing mission over Iraq and Syria.
Canada’s role won’t focus solely on Iraq, said Dion, adding “we will see what to do about Syria.”
“The two other countries we need to help to make sure they are stable, because they are so key for the region and are affected by the civil war in Syria and the situation in Iraq, and I am speaking of Jordan and Lebanon. These considerations will be in our plan.”