Friday, September 01, 2006

Jack Layton's Statement on Canada's Afghan Mission

Statement by NDP Leader Jack Layton on Canada's Mission in Afghanistan

Thu 31 Aug 2006

Good afternoon.

Four years ago, Canadians embarked on a mission to help reconstruction efforts in war-ravaged Afghanistan, and to bring some measure of stability and security to that country’s fledgling government in Kabul.

Last fall, under the former Liberal government, Canada’s mission in Afghanistan changed dramatically, from reconstruction to fighting in the US led counter insurgency war in Kandahar and surrounding regions.

This spring, Stephen Harper announced plans to extend the Liberal-initiated aggressive combat mission in southern Afghanistan through to 2009.

Challenging the Harper government’s plans, New Democrats called for and secured a debate and vote in the House of Commons.

Read Jack Layton's full statement here.

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