CFB Cold Lake to Deploy Six CF-18s to Mideast
Canada will join in the fight against ISIS. On Tuesday, a divided House of Commons voted 157 to 134 in favour of sending Canadian aircraft personnel to join coalition airstrikes in Iraq against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets. The mission is limited to six months and includes six CF-18 fighter jets from CFB Cold Lake (which could be deployed within the next couple days) two CP-140 Surveillance planes, one aerial tanker aircraft and 600 personnel. Prime Minister Stephen Harper stressed Canadian troops would not be involved in ground combat against ISIS, also known as ISIL. Canada joins more than a dozen other countries who have already confirmed their armed intervention in the US-led mission in Iraq.