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Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird moved into uncharted territory today, opening the door for possible Canadian participation in a military strike against Syria.

“We are of one mind that these weapons have been used and a firm response is needed,” Baird said Wednesday.

The minister outlined what a strike may look like: quick, limited and conducted primarily with cruise missiles and drones, a war designed to fight an enemy who has access to powerful weaponry, including weapons of mass destruction, and has demonstrated a willingness to use them.

Baird hinted that while Canada would provide full political support for a strike (a valuable...

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