By the Canadian Peace Alliance
This September, the 3-month extension of Canada’s military role in Libya passed through Parliament will expire. When the NATO bombing of Libya began, Stephen Harper assured the public that the operation would drive Gaddafi from power in short order. The Libya operation has now dragged on for six months. NATO air strikes have killed civilians in Tripoli and other Libya cities, and even killed group of rebel troops on several occasions. The Globe and Mail reports that the Canadian military has carried out “6 per cent of the military sorties in the mission, including about 8 per cent of the attack strikes, and the lion’s share of the maritime surveillance patrols.”
A number of other NATO countries are pulling out of or drawing back from this failed intervention. The NDP, the Official Opposition in Ottawa, has announced they will not support another extension of the military mission. It’s time to send a message to all MPs that Canada should have no more to do with NATO’s war on Libya.
Be sure to include the party leaders:
For more information please see: http://www.acp-cpa.ca/en/Libyaextension.html