Conservatives promote all party committees to consider Canada’s Afghanistan response


Ottawa — Conservatives call for a vote on the new All-Party Commons Committee to reflect on Canada’s plans for Afghanistan’s fall to the Taliban and its response to the subsequent humanitarian crisis.

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole said the committee will help Canadians understand why Canada failed to act when the United States withdrew its troops from Afghanistan on August 30. ..

“This government does not act, Canadians help our soldiers, help our aid workers, and our diplomats in one of the longest and most difficult missions in our history. I was watching over the people who helped me. Outur said at the Commonwealth House on Tuesday.

A conservative motion is to provide the government with documents on government plans for the consequences of the U.S. withdrawal, instructions issued to carry out those plans, and communication about the implications of calling federal elections. I’m looking for it.

The party said that when the Liberal Party called for elections on August 15, the opportunity for all parties to monitor the crisis was lost. On the same day, Taliban troops ruled Kabul.

The government has promised to bring 40,000 refugees and vulnerable Afghans to Canada, but so far about 4,040 have arrived.

On Monday, Canada signed a joint statement with about 20 other countries, expressing concern over reports of the killings and disappearances of former members of Afghanistan’s security forces.

Immigration Minister Sean Fraser said the review of Canada’s response was ultimately successful, but the government is currently trying to take Afghanistan to Canada.

He says that work still requires resources and should be spared to facilitate reviews when there is still a lot to do.

“If parliamentarians from all political parties want to consider ways to move forward with ideas on how to settle more Afghan refugees safely and quickly, I would benefit from their advice. “Let’s do it,” Fraser said in an interview on Tuesday.

“The negative nature of the movement when we need to devote our efforts to solving the big problem in front of us may not be so productive.”

He is also concerned that Canada will maintain the identity and security of those working on protection, and has stated the movement as potentially life-threatening, as suggested.

NS Laura Ottoman

Canadian press