Local MP says feds must act to save Afghan comrades
Rob Morrison, Conservative Member of Parliament for Kootenay-Columbia, has issued a statement calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Government to put forward a date when Canada will get Afghan interpreters and support staff out of Afghanistan.
“The withdrawal of American military forces and NATO partners in Afghanistan has given rise to a sharp increase in Taliban activity in certain provinces. Afghan interpreters and support personnel who bravely assisted alongside our Canadian Armed Forces in Afghanistan are receiving death threats, and the safety of their families is in jeopardy,” Morrison (pictured above) said.
“While the Taliban continues to take more and more territory in Afghanistan, our federal government is failing to bring Afghans who worked with our men and women in uniform to Canada. These brave Afghans risked their lives to help our military heroes. And in their time of need, we are abandoning them. It’s patently un-Canadian and wrong.”
Morrison noted, “Other countries are taking immediate action to help Afghans who worked with their armed forces and ensure their safety, while Canada is dithering and delaying. There is no excuse why the Canadian government does not have a plan in action to save the lives of these brave Afghan interpreters and support staff.
“These heroes can’t afford to wait. I’m calling on the Prime Minister to put forward a date for when Canada will get these Afghans out of Afghanistan.
“If you don’t care about supporting those who supported our men and women in Afghanistan, you have four parties to choose from. If you do, you only have one – Canada’s Conservatives,” Morrison concluded.