Mission in Iraq expands to Syria and extends up to a year
A formal vote on the motion to extend Canada's involvement in airstrikes against ISIL in Iraq -- and expand the mission with bombing runs into Syria -- for up to a year passed in the commons this evening. The Harper Government says it's necessary to help stop the march of a ''genocidal'' group it considers a threat to domestic security. Federal MPs voted 142-129 in favour. Up to 69 special forces advisers will also remain in the region to advice and assist Kurdish Peshmerga forces. Prime...