MPs to debate Mali mission

Canada's Associate Minister of Defence Julian Fantino speaks during Question Period in the House of...

Canada's Associate Minister of Defence Julian Fantino speaks during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa June 5, 2012. (REUTERS/Chris Wattie)

JESSICA MURPHY, Parliamentary Bureau

, Last Updated: 6:04 PM ET

OTTAWA - MPs will soon debate Canada's involvement in Mali as the Conservative government continues to offer limited support to the French-led mission in the west African nation.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper confirmed Monday the issue would be debated in the House and be studied by the Commons foreign affairs committee in the coming weeks.

NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair said New Democrats would wait until Parliament has studied the issue before deciding whether to push for further intervention.

"We're going to get full information on the state of play in Mali," he told reporters.


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