"Trudeau has not set a timeline for the withdrawal and some experts speculated he could wait for Canada’s military commitment to expire in March. Paul Heinbecker, former Canadian ambassador to the United Nations, said now would be an “awkward moment” to carry out the policy change.
He said one argument for ending the mission is that the more the West gets involved in the fight, the worse it becomes.
“The other side of the argument is if you don’t stop these people now while they’re still of a manageable size, you have a much bigger problem on your hands,” he said. “I tend toward the second interpretation.”
Some have speculated France will invoke NATO’s Article 5, which requires all members to defend a member under attack. But Christian Leuprecht, a security expert with Queens University and the Royal Military College of Canada, said there is no indication that France will do so."
Now how do we as Canadians deal with any retaliation without firearms?
It's time to lock and load - I wish I could carry a Glock 26 with 33 round magazine
Yours truly, the Canadian sitting duck.