Rideau Institute President Peggy Mason renews the call for an independent public inquiry into allegations of Canadian complicity in the transfer-to-torture of Afghan detainees.
Prime Minister Harper has pledged that no Canadian troops will remain in Afghanistan after the end of the current training mission in 2014. But does he mean it?
Possibly hoping to extend its record of foreign policy blunders, the Harper government is considering continuing Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan past the scheduled mid-2011 end of the mission. According to the Toronto Star (Bruce Campion-Smith, “Troops may stay in Afghanistan as ‘trainers’,” 6 November 2010), “a senior government official” has confirmed that a military […]
More talk of retaining a Canadian military role in Afghanistan following the scheduled end of the Kandahar mission in 2012 (Matthew Fisher, “Canada could fill training role in Afghanistan post-2011, MPs say,” Canwest News Service, 3 June 2010): Liberal foreign affairs critic Bob Rae has provided the strongest indication yet that a deal may be […]