Consensus needed on Mali: PM

Prime Minister Stephen Harper takes part in an economic consultation, with a group of business...

Prime Minister Stephen Harper takes part in an economic consultation, with a group of business executives in Mississauga, on Saturday, January 19, 2013. (QMI AgencyVERONICA HENRI)

JESSICA MURPHY, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 3:21 PM ET

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he's looking for a "broad consensus" on Canada's next steps in its contribution to the French-led mission in Mali.

Wednesday is the last day of Canada's one-plane-for-one-week commitment of logistical support to carry French troops and equipment in support of the military mission in the west African nation.

"The government is looking at whether and how to extend those commitments - commitments of technical support to that mission," Harper said Wednesday at a news conference in Cambridge, Ont.


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