The Edmonton Journal adds its name to the list of those urging Canadians to conduct a more thorough debate on Canada’s role in Libya and expeditionary operations in general (Libya Mission Deserves Debate, Edmonton Journal, 7 June 2011):
Debate about Canada’s role in Libya is long overdue. Discussion in Parliament should also spark a new round of discussion about when, how, and why Canada should use its military to combat nasty regimes in foreign lands…
But readers — and the broader Canadian public — need to hear the position of our government. That position needs to be questioned, scrutinized and challenged to make sure we have thought through all the potential consequences before it is too late to easily back away.
Parliament is a good place for that debate to begin.
The Parliamentary debate on the Libya mission is set to take place on June 14th.