Now that I-SIL has claimed responsibility for multiple attacks in Paris that left 129 dead and 350 injured, a senior official in Justin Trudeau’s office has confirmed the Prime Minister hadn’t changed his mind about withdrawing from airstrikes against the Islamic State.
Trudeau made the promise during his campaign, and re-affirmed it in a phone call with U.S. President Barack Obama a day after he was elected.
The plan would see CF-18’s withdrawn from Syria and Iraq replaced with a focus on training local fighters.
His position, being question by the opposition.
Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose asking the PM to reconsider pulling out the warplanes.
Ambrose claims that Canada’s role in the fight against ISIS is significant and that the country should honor their support to allied forces.
Two premiers, Philippe Couillard of Quebec and Saskatchewan’s Brad Wall expressed support for a continued military presence.
Meanwhile, Trudeau reaffirmed Canada’s commitment to accept 25-thousand Syrian refugees, telling the audience that Canada is a country that defines itself by its shared values and not its cultural differences.