Majority Opposed To Afghan Mission

Posted on Sunday, February 26 at 13:00 by 4Canada
"I'm very, very surprised at the degree of opposition to something that is not well known by the population," said Allan Gregg, chairman of the Strategic Counsel, which conducted the poll. "I think you've got a knee-jerk against doing anything with the Americans, especially on the military front, but also part of this distinctiveness and difference with the United States is our unwarlike nature." The poll found that 62 per cent of Canadians are against sending troops to Afghanistan, while only 27 per cent are in favour. Furthermore, 73 per cent of those surveyed said parliamentarians should have the chance to vote on deployment. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060224.wxpoll0224/BNStory/National/

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  1. Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:20 am
    During the recent election campaign I heard Jack Layton press for a Parlimentary discussion of our role in Afghanistan. I hope he'll take this poll as a sign that Canadians think we need such a discussion. Perhaps some email from ViveLeCanada readers would help. His address is Layton.J@parl.gc.ca.



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