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The Hon. Terry M. Mercer, D.C.L, B.A., C.F.R.E. Appointed to the Senate by the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien in November 2003, Senator Terry M. Mercer represents the province of Nova Scotia and the Senatorial Division of Northend Halifax.

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Statement made on 22 March 2011 by Senator Roméo Dallaire

Hon. Roméo Antonius Dallaire:

Honourable senators, my question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. The armed forces were recently deployed to a new combat zone. As part of a UN-supported coalition, we are present on the ground, even though our participation is limited.

To date, government statements by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of National Defence have not mentioned at any time that the action on behalf of Libya is based on a fundamental principle established in 2005, the responsibility to protect.

Can the leader tell us if we are applying the responsibility to protect in the Libya operation?

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