Inquiry needed to probe Canada’s role in Afghanistan war
By Scott TaylorNov. 7, 2018
The poor understanding of Canadian players including ex-MP and ambassador Chris Alexander is why Canada’s role ought to be investigated.
Chris Alexander, a former Conservative MP and Canada’s former ambassador to Afghanistan, recently said that Stephen Harper’s decision to withdraw Canadian troops from the country made him consider ‘resigning as parliamentary secretary for national defence and even as Member of Parliament.’ The Hill Times file photograph
OTTAWA—I have for some time been suggesting a full-scale parliamentary inquiry into how Canada got involved in the failed mission in Afghanistan.
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