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170 Canadian soldiers depart for Haiti

Canada deployed 170 soldiers to Haiti Wednesday as part of an international security force trying to restore order to the troubled Caribbean country. Defence Minister David Pratt, who was on hand at CFB Gagetown in New Brunswick to see the soldiers off, said Canada may have to play an extended role in Haiti beyond its 90-day military commitment. Pratt said the military mission could go longer, adding that Canadian police may be sent to help with the country’s restoration. “I think there’s a recognition that Haiti is a longer-term project in terms of the government of Canada as a whole,” he said. Full Story

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