Liberals spend more time fulfilling five-year-old peacekeeping pledges

OTTAWA—Liberal governments are spending more time fulfilling the crucial peacekeeping promises they made to the United Nations five years ago.

This commitment includes providing the United Nations with a rapid response force of 200 soldiers.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau first announced the pledge at a major peacekeeping summit in Vancouver in 2017.

The government at the time said a force intended to respond to peacekeeping emergencies would be deployed within five years.

But the Pentagon says the Cabinet recently gave it another year to deliver on its promises.

The government has not explained why such a force has not yet materialized, despite the United Nations stating there is a continuing need for such a force.

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