I was shocked to see the new CTV poll which shows less support for the mission in Afghanistan.
International and domestic security was threatened after 9/11. Thousands of innocent North Americans were murdered. Canada began its participation in the U.N. sanctioned mission and provided a measured response to those who would threaten our peaceful nations.
I wish that peacekeeping was enough, but the reality is that it is not. However, we are bringing peace and stability to the Afghan people. With the help of Canada and its allies, Afghanistan has made remarkable strides since the fall of the Taliban, with -
New hospitals and schools built;
Water wells drilled to bring fresh, clean water to communities;
Registration of 10 million Afghans to vote in successive democratic elections;
Enrolment of 5 million children in primary school;
Significant progress made in de-mining; and
Repatriation of 5 million refugees.
I fully support our Governments decision to help the Afghan people. Canada has a history as a nation that helps those in need and I believe we are doing just that.
jacknamethMember Since 09 Nov 2006
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