"A delegation of Congolese Catholic church leaders will call on Canada to take a more active role in promoting an end to the conflict in the Congo and to contribute to reinforcement of the UN Peacekeeping Mission."
"Paul Dewar, MP (NDP Critic Foreign Affairs and Vice Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Prevention of Genocide and Other Crimes Against Humanity) and Keith Martin, MP (Liberal) will also speak at the press conference. Members of the Congolese delegation will speak in French, and the two MPs will speak in English."
"In interviews with Embassy Tuesday morning, both Liberal Foreign Affairs critic Bryon Wilfert and NDP Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar signalled the coalition's foreign policy would emphasize multilateralism, human security and Africa. "
"We are the party of peacekeeping, [the ban on] landmines and the International Criminal Court," Mr. Wilfert said. "I think there is certainly a willingness to do more of that."
"The continent of Africa has been forgotten recently, and that's something that is a focus of the new government for sure," said Mr. Dewar."
Recently policy statements from both parties have stated Canada will return back to peacekeeping, will the focus of this will be the Congo or perhaps Sudan?
Should Canada take an active role in Africa?
Will Canada take part under the UN Chapter 7 mandate mission?
Will the Canada be involved in two missions at the same time?
_________________________________________________________________________________________There's another old saying, Senator: Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining.