Matthew Fisher: Canada’s involvement in drone warfare is nothing new

It’s a little puzzling that there’s controversy over Canada’s potential deployment of armed, unmanned aerial vehicles, again the subject of conversation after last week’s Defence Policy Review declared the Canadian Armed Forces would acquire drone capability within four years.

The truth is that Canada began prosecuting the Taliban with drones not long after Paul Martin’s Liberal government sent combat troops to Kandahar in 2006. While those Predator and Reaper drones belonged to...

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