Mr. Speaker, the safety of our brave women and men in uniform is extremely important to us, and we are doing everything we can to ensure they can do their work as safely as possible.
However, let me be frank. There are risks in Mali, as there are with all UN peacekeeping operations. That is because UN peacekeepers go where they are needed, which is inevitably where there are conflicts and instability. Canadians believe in an international rules-based order, and we need to back up that belief with our actions.