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Looking at Libya

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The no-fly zone in Libya is a hot topic of discussion among Canadians, who are sending fighter jets to North Africa.


Global News has solicited the opinions of two experts on foreign relations – John Thompson, head of the Mackenzie Institute, a Toronto-based think tank, and Paul Heinbecker, who is the former Canadian ambassador to the United Nations, director of the Laurier Centre for Global Relations and a distinguished fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation.


Six Canadian fighter jets are expected to leave Quebec today to help enforce a no-fly zone over Libya. In your opinion, has Ottawa made the right decision?


PH: Moammar Gadhafi is a monster. The UN has reacted to his behavior and authorized member states to act, so any country that has the capability and a sense of civic responsibility should respond. Canada has responded the way it should.


Ottawa’s decision might have something to do with a ...

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