Now that I never knew...
What do they use them for, like keeping maple leafs safe or something?
And by the way- Canada NEVER invaded America and burnt the White House. That was the British forces advancing through their territory of Canada, you fuckup. So don't go thinking you've got one up on anyone because really, both America and Canada were Brittannia's bitches at one point. Canada still is, however. You're not out of the Commonwealth yet. That goes for you too, Australia. And you India. And New Zealand. And.......... etc
I never knew the Canadian Armed Forces even existed. I thought they had a mountain rangers goof troop, or something like that.
The CF was primarily used as a peacekeeping force during the Cold War (the Korean War being the only event where Canadians participated in full-scale armed conflict during that period), but with the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Canadian Forces faced increasingly complex scenarios, which necessitated a review of the overall mission of the CFs. Although Canada remains dedicated to peace and stability in the world, the Canadian Forces are today participating in active warfighting in Afghanistan, having taken over responsability of the volatile Kandahar province, seat of power of the Taliban regime, from the US. The CF have been extremely successful on operations, though have taken a number of casualties, mainly from improvised explosive devices, or IEDs.
The last few years have seen the CF resurgent. From the dark times of the early 1990s, when many scandals, massive underfunding and extremely severe shortage of personnel tarnished the Forces' honour and image, to the current level of popular support for the servicemen and women (if not for the mission in Afghanistan itself) and the moral and financial support of the government, much has changed. The CF of today is strong, proud and ever dedicated to fulfilling its duty to the nation and its people.
-Altough the CF doesn't have all the big toys, the Canadian infantryman is possibly the best equiped footslogger in the world, even outshining his American counterpart in personnal equipment.