Wednesday, September 06, 2006

NDP Riding Association Calls Canadian Troops "Terrorists"

The preamble to an New Democratic Party (NDP) resolution expressing opposition to Canuck involvement in Afghanistan, which was set to be presented at the party's national convention in Quebec City this weekend, declared that
In such a situation, Canadian troops end up acting like terrorists, destroying communities, killing and maiming innocent people (Globe and Mail).
The bill, which was drafted by a Vancouver Island riding association, has since been amended. While the preamble has been removed, the resolution still demands that NDP Leader Jack Layton push for a new vote on Canada's role in Afghanistan. The NDP seems to be trying to capitalize on Canucks' dislike of Bush and resentment of Canadia's big, bad southern neighbor.

For those not so well-versed in the political traditions of Canadia, our home and native land: ridings are equivalent to American districts (I believe that is what they are called). Every riding elects one MP to represent it in the Canadian House of Commons.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

As a proud Canadian.
If a American army was on Canadian
soil killing Canadians. I would call
them terrorists.
And fight them by any means.
If Canadian soldiers are in a foreign
country killing citizens of that
country without declaring war on
that country they are terrorists.
Where in Harsard have Canada declared
war on Afghanistan?