There is a lot more to “peacekeeping” than lightly armed troops in baby-blue berets handing out food to children in dirty, disease-ridden corners of the world. Keeping the peace starts with ensuring that global commerce can flow ~ free trade and prosperity do more to prevent wars than all the diplomats and presidents combined ever have. Keeping the sea lines of communication open and safe is a HUGE contribution to maintaining global peace and security. A strong, well equipped Royal Canadian Navy is an indispensable tool for the Government of Canada.
… conduct operations to ensure that we can always cooperate and interoperate with our traditional friends and allies to keep the seas free.