Article in questionhttp://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/trudeau- ... -1.2661947
After Trudeau got elected, he stated they were going to withdraw the jets they had stationed for dealing with ISIS. This was a move to be more 'respectful' to other cultures and is usually the liberal way of doing things. I can't find the article (which was posted prior to the Paris bombing), ISIS proclaimed victory over Canada of course, and stated it wouldn't affect their stance towards Canada.
However... a few weeks later the attack on Paris occurs, which definitely made Trudeau look bad since he was considering down-sizing everything, starting with the jets. Since Eastern Canada is primarily French based, they're a bit closer to France than most other countries (for example Ubisoft Montpellier).
You'll read toward the end of the article:
French Ambassador Nicolas Chapuis told CTV Power Play Tuesday that he does not expect friction between Canada and France over Trudeau’s decision to hold firm on his promise to pull out of the bombing efforts.
“We saw the incredible support magnificent support, from Canadians of all walks of life have given of us over the last three days,” Chapuis said. “And we respect democracy, and when the government is elected on a platform then it is totally normal that it executes its promises.”
Chapuis also said France has “had strong indication that even if Canada withdraws its six jets it will bring on board means of co-operation which will be very useful to us.”
He added that “airstrikes have never, ever, anywhere won a war.”
So now Trudeau has to commit to sending more forces to the area, which is funny because it's going against his original plans. BUT, he has no choice now otherwise he'd look bad to his French counterparts, and the other world leaders... not to mention he's going to be speaking with Obama shortly.