Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A Look at the Dwindling Ranks of Canadian Peacekeepers over the Years

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

A Look at the Dwindling Ranks of Canadian Peacekeepers over the Years

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Canadian peacekeeping efforts, by the numbers

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OTTAWA - Canadian peacekeeping forces, which once numbered in the thousands, have dwindled to dozens in recent years, prompting the Liberal government to promise to re-engage in UN peace missions. On Monday, the government announced plans to send an aviation detachment of six helicopters to join a UN force in the west African country of Mali.

A by-the-numbers look at Canada and peacekeeping:

175,000: The number of Canadian troops who have been deployed on peacekeeping missions over the last 60 years.

More than 1,700: The number of Canadian deaths on peacekeeping missions.

25,000: The number of Canadian troops who served in Cyprus during almost 30 years of involvement there between 1964 and 1993. …

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