Canadian troops headed to Jamaica

Canadian troops headed to Jamaica

There are 2 comments on the St. Thomas Times Journal story from Aug 10, 2011, titled Canadian troops headed to Jamaica. In it, St. Thomas Times Journal reports that:

In response to a request from the Jamaican government, Canada will deploy three CH-146 Griffon tactical helicopters and 65 Canadian Forces personnel to support the Jamaica Defence Force during hurricane season.

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Memramcook, Canada

#1 Aug 10, 2011
but we are in debt and cannot afford to have inspectors for our food ..or adequate health care and we can afford to send troops oversea at our cost ????????

Burnaby, Canada

#3 Aug 10, 2011
Oh come on, this isn't even pocket change to the Canadian government. It isn't even lint from our pockets. We're paying to keep those troops and helicopters anyways, so we might well give them something to do. And it's Jamaica, they're fellow North Americans and a well-behaved developed nation.

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