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Jon Elmer on Canada's role in Afghanistan

How the Anti-War movement can prepare for post 2011

by Dominion Radio Canadian Foreign Policy

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Jon Elmer on Canada's role in Afghanistan

Jon Elmer is a journalist and author based in Vancouver. The following talk was recorded as part of the Council of Canadians BC-Yukon Regional Meeting, which took place in Vancouver on April 18th, 2009.

[Photo: Minister Day and Minister Cannon in Kandahar. Photo by Canada in Afghanistan.]

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Fantastic speech...this is

Fantastic speech...this is the best summary of shifted Canadian foreign policy and military doctrine that I have heard. Powerful argument cautioning against celebrating a 2011 withdrawal from Afghanistan in the face of a cranked-up Canadian role in global counterinsurgency.

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