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A snub to Canada? Defence minister not invited to anti-ISIS coalition meeting in Paris

Canada has not been invited to an anti-ISIS coalition meeting this week in Paris, CBC News has learned.

Defence ministers from France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Australia and the Netherlands will join U.S. Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter on Wednesday to discuss the future of the fight against the extremist group.

In an interview with host Rosemary Barton, parliamentary secretary to the minister of foreign affairs Omar Alghabra called the meeting "spontaneous" and that "not being invited didn't come as a surprise."

​Alghabra said the group of seven countries meet regularly, independently of Canada, and the only thing different this time is that they are meeting at the ministerial level.

In a speech last week at Fort Campbell in Kentucky, Carter said the six other nations invited to the Paris meeting are "playing a significant role" in the fight against ISIS.

There was no mention of Canada.

While Sajjan didn't receive an invitation to Wednesday's meeting, he will attend talks organized by Carter on the fringes of a NATO meeting of defence ministers in Brussels Feb 11, and that's the important meeting, said Alghabra.
'Incoherent messaging,' Tories say

Conservative defence critic James Bezan said Canada has been snubbed because of "incoherent messaging" from the Liberals.

"This is the first indication that we haven't been a partner, or maybe not a trusted partner, going forward," he said.

"There's going to be very significant conversations taking place and it would be perfect if Canada was there, if we were serious about taking the fight to ISIS. We should be at these meetings."

NDP foreign affairs critic Hélène Laverdière said she is more concerned about the timing of Canada's withdrawal of its six CF-18s from the combat mission.

"My biggest concern right now is the plan. What is the plan? When are we going to withdraw our fighter jets?" she said.
Canada's new role remains unclear

Defence expert Dave Perry, a senior analyst at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, said the snub is significant because of the high-level nature of the meeting. He called it a reflection of Canada's changing role in the mission.

"The common thing [between the countries invited] is that their contributions are either numerically larger than ours and increasing in some cases, such as both Italy and Germany, or they're continuing to contribute in a very important way to the air mission — Australia and the Netherlands, for instance," Perry said on Power & Politics.

Not being invited means Canada is left out of critical conversations, he added.

"We'll quite literally not be at the table, as the other significant members of the coalition are sitting around, making the decisions about how the mission evolves," Perry said.

"We'll be informed, clearly, about what happens, but we won't be there contributing to the discussion."


http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-not-invited-isis-paris-meeting-1.3409420

"Mr Trudeau, why hasn't canada been invited to the anti-isis sumit?


Trudeau: Why... because it's 2016"
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Posted 1/19/16 , edited 1/21/16
Maybe it's because my countrymen are spineless bitch born cry babies who elected a bitch born cry baby that decided fighting ISIS was less important then giving money to useless special interest groups here in my native land of Canada.
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Well, think about it.... Why would the President of Tumblr go to a racist sexist mysogynist meeting like that? Clearly it's a hate group--it even has "anti" in the title!

It's twenty fift---

It's 2016! Come on people!
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I do not know anything about countries and their politics, I do not know the state of the countries leaders are in, how they became the leaders in the first place. But I do find it out of place for a country that is usually involved with the world to be not invited to a discussion on how to stop ISIS.

I do not mind any sort of explanation as to why it is so, or if anyone's opinions could enlighten me on the fact, it might help me see it clearer. It's really because I'm too lazy to revel in real world current events that don't really peak my interest. . .






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vjpokefan012 wrote:

I do not know anything about countries and their politics, I do not know the state of the countries leaders are in, how they became the leaders in the first place. But I do find it out of place for a country that is usually involved with the world to be not invited to a discussion on how to stop ISIS.

I do not mind any sort of explanation as to why it is so, or if anyone's opinions could enlighten me on the fact, it might help me see it clearer. It's really because I'm too lazy to revel in real world current events that don't really peak my interest. . .








Here's the short story, Canada ( my homeland) was once deeply involved in the war against terror. We lost more then a few good men and women in the sands of the middle east. Then some short sighted people thought the war against Terror was done and my nation along with others begin to leave the middle east. Well give it a little while and now we have ISIS. And for a time Canada was just as involved as it was before.. We as a nation have never flinched from doing what has to be to done..

Until Justin Trudeau and the cowards that put him in power. You don't get to leave a fight and still pretend you're fighting.
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That's cause Canada's an asshole. No one likes Canada not even Canada.



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Canada was weak but I am strong, invite my great nation instead.
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GrandMasterTime wrote:

Canada was weak but I am strong, invite my great nation instead.


Bitch don't make me remind you of the Battle of Kapyong. Or is a single battalion of light infantry holding out against an entire reinforced Chinese division not enough for you. My country is strong, it's soldiers more then ready to rejoin the fight. Don't blame the actions of our weak civilians on the soldiers.
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Because we all know the DUDE WEED LMAO leader that you all so happily elected would never partake in such an event.
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GrandMasterTime wrote:

Canada was weak but I am strong, invite my great nation instead.


Bitch don't make me remind you of the Battle of Kapyong. Or is a single battalion of light infantry holding out against an entire reinforced Chinese division not enough for you. My country is strong, it's soldiers more then ready to rejoin the fight. Don't blame the actions of our weak civilians on the soldiers.


Yes yes yes we could find sources of everyone's country winning some sort of battle. Don't you notice he's razzing you bro? What would the anglosphere be if we weren't bashing and attacking each other's countries with petty insults?

We would be French that's what we would be. Don't be like the French.
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Actually, the story is more rich and complex than that. In fact, the story involves decades of maneuvering for political, economic, and military advantages between rival superpowers and the factions supporting them in the context of a hotbed of ethnic and religious tension. This maneuvering has involved numerous proxy wars fought by funneling equipment, money, and training into militant insurrectionists and/or dictatorships, and the toppling of governments for the sake of installing more cooperative ones. The amount of regional political and military strife has, unsurprisingly, fluctuated accordingly. The more recent portion of the tale also involves diplomatic hostility from the newly installed government of Iraq toward coalition governments, challenges bringing the various ethnic and religious groups residing within Iraq on board with the new government, and so on. It also involves people taking advantage of the need for establishment of a domestic armed force for Afghanistan to gain access to coalition forces and attack them by surprise.

It's a very complicated, very long story. And if one is hoping for an easy path to a happy ending, whether through war and occupation or through diplomacy and improving domestic security, one can wish in one hand and crap in the other to see which fills first. I'm simply more inclined to favour the latter approach over the former.
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I think you're reading too much into this. They simply forgot about Canada because Canada has no presence!

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Lol.
Posted 1/21/16
They always forget about Canada :,(
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I'd say I'm surprised but...





I'm not.
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