March 14, 2006


Canadians get behind Afghan deployment
(MICHAEL DEN TANDT, 3/13/06, Globe and Mail)

Canadians' views have shifted sharply in support of the Afghan military mission even as troop casualties have mounted over the past three weeks, a new poll suggests.

A modest but clear majority -- 55 per cent of respondents to a nationwide poll taken for The Globe and Mail and CTV over the past four days -- now broadly support the decision to send troops to Afghanistan. Only 41 per cent oppose the deployment.

In late February, more than 60 per cent said that given a vote in Parliament, they would opt against sending troops to the war-torn country. Only 27 per cent said they would vote in favour.

Give children responsibilities and they may mature.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 14, 2006 10:30 AM
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