Promise details

We will refocus Canada’s military contribution in the region (of Iraq) on the training of local forces, while providing more humanitarian support.

Trudeau polimetre - 2015
Promise kept

Real Change: A New Plan For a Strong Middle Class (page 71)


September 2019 - This promise is kept in full since the federal government shifted to focus toward humanitarian support and training local forces.


March 22, 2017 - "These initiatives build on significant government efforts to promote peace through security, stabilization, humanitarian and development assistance— including more than $1.6 billion over three years, starting in 2016–17. This investment in peace and stability was committed in February 2016 to respond to the ongoing crisis in Iraq and Syria, and its impact on the region." - Building a strong middle class, Budget 2017-2018, p.183 - Government of Canada

February 17, 2016 - "The refocused approach for Operation IMPACT will see the continuation of air-to-air refueling and aerial intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions in support of coalition air operations. It also intensifies our efforts to train Iraqi security forces and to support our coalition and regional partners in the campaign against ISIL." - Canadian Armed Forces cease airstrike operations in Iraq and Syria - Government of Canada

February 08, 2016 - "On February 8, 2016, the Government of Canada announced a new approach to respond to the ongoing crises in Iraq and Syria and their impact on the region. [...] deliver $840 million in humanitarian assistance over the next three years to support  the basic needs of those hardest hit by the conflicts, including food, shelter, health care, water, sanitation and hygiene, as well as protection and emergency education. Assistance will target the most vulnerable, including children and survivors of sexual and gender-based violence  [...] " - Addressing the crises in Iraq and Syria and impacts on the region: helping those most affected - Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

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