- Carl Sandy Alcema
Canada military plane returns after Haiti surveillance
A Canadian Armed Forces surveillance plane was heading home Tuesday after two intelligence-collecting flights over Haiti.
The CP-140 Aurora’s return came after Prime Minister Justin's government announced Saturday that the plane was being deployed to collect intelligence on gang activity in Haiti.
“The CP-140 has been capturing information that will be used by the government of Canada to further assess the situation in Haiti,” Captain Graeme Scott, a military spokesman said in an emailed statement.
Defense Minister Anita Anand and Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly also described the deployment at the time as a demonstration of Canada’s commitment to Haiti, which has been battered by a series of crises.