Monday, September 14, 2009

Pan-Canadian Call in Day to End the War

Received today from the Canadian Peace Alliance:

Pan-Canadian Call in Day
Tell your MP - End the War In Afghanistan
Bring the Troops Home NOW!

Parliament starts the fall session today. It is likely that the session will break for another election. The peace movement needs to make sure that the war in Afghanistan is an election issue, but to do so we need to send a message to the parties today. Send a note to the PM and your MP and remind them that that a majority of Canadians want to end the war in Afghanistan NOW.

The Conservatives have said that they will not extend the mission after the 2011 end date but NATO and the US have already openly called for Canada to stay. We have an important job in this country to bring our troops home. Canada's international reputation as a peacekeeper is being used by NATO countries as an argument in favour of sending their own troops to Afghanistan. If Canada extends its commitment to the war, that is a set back for the anti-war movement internationally.

It is unlikely that there will be an extension before a federal election. The Conservatives and Liberals, both of whom are responsible for the tragedy unfolding in Afghanistan do not want to run an election where the war is an issue. But we have to make the war an issue now, during and after the election. To that end the Canadian Peace Alliance, has produced new resources to build that campaign.

Download the NEW fact-sheet, Top Ten Reasons to End the War In Afghanistan
Download the NEW postcard or call or e-mail the CPA office to get a stack of postcards mailed to you.
Download the Petition calling for an end to the war.

We need to send a message to Harper and all Members of Parliament that it is time to end the war now.

E-mail Stephen Harper at:
Office of the Prime Minister
80 Wellington Street
K1A 0A2
Fax: 613-941-6900

Call, FAX, E-mail, or send a postcard to your MP. A list of MP's and their contact info is available on the Parliamentary website.

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