Teltech said:So when will this be forwarded to the PMO?
MCG said:Here is another good piece with a similar view: http://www.cbc.ca/national/rex/rex_060907.html
Edward Campbell said:Here is what I sent at about 1845 on 7 Sep 06 to email@example.com
Dear Prime Minister;
I wish to add to the advice you are receiving re: the Afghanistan mission.
My views are expressed fully and completely by the most recent Army.ca editorial at: http://forums.army.ca/forums/threads/49909.0.html
I will be grateful and you will be well served if one of your staff actually reads it.
MCG said:Let us know what you get back.
Dear Mr. Campbell:
On behalf of the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, I would like to acknowledge receipt of your correspondence regarding Canada's role in Afghanistan. Please be assured that your comments have been carefully noted.
It is in Canada's national interest to see Afghanistan become a free, democratic and peaceful country. An unstable Afghanistan represents a serious threat to Canada and the world. Canada has assumed an international leadership role by serving in the United Nations mandated, but Canadian led, Afghan security mission.
Canada has a tradition of stepping up to the plate and providing leadership on global issues. The Prime Minister is proud of the Canadian Forces personnel who have put themselves on the line to defend our national interests and to help Afghans rebuild their country. They are standing up for core Canadian values and achieving important victories for the people of Afghanistan.
As you may know, the House of Commons recently voted to extend the Canadian military mission in Afghanistan until February 2009. A copy of the Prime Minister's speech delivered prior to this vote is available online at http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/media.asp?id=1165.
Once again, thank you for writing to the Prime Minister.
Executive Correspondence Officer
for the Prime Minister's Office
Agent de correspondance
de la haute direction
pour le Cabinet du Premier minister