From the Ottawa Citizen:
Canadian military special forces are in Mali protecting Canada’s embassy, Postmedia News has learned . . .
It is not known how many members of the special unit are in Mali, or how long they have been there. However, it is understood that with so much instability in the country, Canada wants to ensure its diplomats are guarded.
By contrast, when US diplomats find themselves operating in an unstable corner of North Africa, their security is outsourced to a Welsh contractor, who hires minimum-wage, unarmed Libyans, plus a few lads from the local revolutionary militia.
Ah, well. As Hillary would say, what difference does it make?