Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has good reason to stand firm on his decision to pull Canada’s six CF-18s, like this one, above, from the U.S.-led air campaign against Islamic State, says columnist R. Michael Warren. (Department of National Defence)

Grounded in reality

The massacre of civilians in Paris by ISIS terrorists has prompted much of Canada to reconsider halting the CF-18 bombing mission.

Former Canadian Forces member John Gallagher stands at a Peshmerga army base near Kirkuk, Iraq on Thursday May 14, 2015. Gallagher was reportedly killed by Islamic State militants in Syria on Wednesday November 4, 2015. (Postmedia Network)

Hero’s welcome planned

A Canadian volunteer fighter killed in Syria is headed home — to a hero’s welcome along Highway 401, if a national foundation gets its way.