AfghanistanPublished on 25 November 2010 Hansard and Statements by Senator Jean Lapointe
Hon. Jean Lapointe:
Honourable senators, my question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate. For the past four or five years, all we have heard about Afghanistan is that Canada would withdraw in 2011.
I recently learned that Canada wants to complete some humanitarian work in Afghanistan by providing additional assistance for the reconstruction. Does the leader not agree that Canada has been doing its part long enough, that this has cost Canada enough in terms of young lives, not to mention billions of dollars? Is it not time for another country to take over, so that our young soldiers can return to Canada and we no longer have to hear about Afghanistan?