About-Face: Canada’s Shift from Peacekeeper to Bomb-Dropper

Maple Muscle at the Beck and Call of Military Allies Yaël Ossowski | PanAm Post January 22, 2015 Canada’s reputation as a peacekeeping nation has drastically changed in the last decade. (Gopixpic) “Canadians want to live in peace,” declared Prime Minister John Diefenbaker to the nation in 1960 in the midst of the ongoing Cold War. Those were difficult times. The United States and the Soviet Union were divvying up the world and expanding their influence. Proxy conflicts, spy games, sanctions, and the threat of nuclear war reverberated in headlines across the world. Yet, despite the pressure from its southern neighbor, Canada […]