Afghanistan


Nine Years of Combat in Afghanistan: Time for Canada’s Troops to Leave – Olivia’s Thoughts January 17, 2011 TORONTO – A new year — a new chance build a better world, to learn from past mistakes, to get on the right track. Of course, this is the year we expected to welcome our troops home [...]

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What’s a promise worth? Well, it depends on who is making it. If it’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper, apparently it doesn’t mean very much.

Take the case of the war in Afghanistan. Canada is just about to mark the 10th anniversary of having combat troops in that country – that’s longer than our commitments in both the First and Second World War.

But that’s not what Prime Minister Harper promised.

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After nine years of fighting, life hasn’t changed much for sixty-six percent of all Afghans who are still living in poverty. It’s time to end the war, not extend it. Bring our troops home.

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October 9, 2009 OTTAWA – Ms. Olivia Chow (Trinity-Spadina, NDP): After eight years of fighting a war in Afghanistan, there are more corruption, more drug trade, more civilians and troops deaths and more insurgency. Hundreds of thousands of Afghans still don’t have access to portable water. Afghan women still don’t have the right to walk [...]

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