I think if there were no tensions,
if there was no escalation recently in the region, those Canadians would
be right now home with their families. This is something that happens when
you have conflict and war. Innocents bear the brunt of it
and it is a reminder why all of us need to work so hard on de-escalation,
on moving forward to reduce tensions and find a pathway that doesn’t involve
further conflict and killing. Did the US warn Canada that it was
going to target and kill General Suleimani and potentially put Canadian troops
in danger through that act? No, we didn’t get a heads up. Does that annoy you?
Is that the wrong thing to do? The US makes its determinations. We attempt to work as an international
community on big issues, but sometimes countries take actions
without informing their allies. Would you have preferred to have a warning? Obviously.