The CBC reports that, "Canada will not extend its mission in Afghanistan beyond 2011, Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon said Tuesday — despite an anticipated diplomatic push by the U.S. to get the country to stay."
Cannon said, "Let me be perfectly clear: Canada is abiding by the motion that was adopted in our Parliament. Our position is perfectly clear — we are not going beyond 2011."
(Even if this commitment is kept it still means another 30 months for Canada in Afghanistan.)
"Sources told The Canadian Press they were contacted by the White House and asked for advice on how to get Ottawa to change its mind."