Monday, June 05, 2006

Ottawa: Support for Afghan mission continues to Wane

The mission in Afghanistan by Canadian troops according to public opinion polls continues to loose public support. According to a recent poll by Decima Research only 41% of Canadians support the two year extension of the occupation. Only 11% said they strongly supported it as compared to 54% opposed 24% of which said they were strongly opposed.

The polls have showed a slow but steady decline in support of the continuation of Canadian troops overseas in Afghanistan. In April 46% opposed while 45% supported it which was down from the month before by a poll by The Strategic Counsel which showed at the time 55% supported and 41% opposed the mission. As Stephen Harper becomes more and more intertwined with a military occupation started without a vote by the Liberal party it seems to have been losing support.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous BlueBerry Pick'n is ThisCanadian said...

Support, dammit, I hope people walk the streets demanding Harper cease his pandering to Gringo Fascists.

1:08 a.m.  
Blogger Jade said...

Well I wouldn't exactly put it like that, but I have been on the streets many times for Afghanistan. I'll refer you to the May 17th Rally when they had the vote to extend it http://sparkoffreedom.blogspot.com/2006/05/ottawa-peace-activists-stand-up-for-54.html

And the April 10th Rally when they "debated it" in the house.
http://sparkoffreedom.blogspot.com/2006/04/ottawa-activists-debate-other-side-of.html

But due to short timining they both had small turn outs. The March 18th protests had much larger turnouts however, not nearly enough. Canadians need to do more if they want to see their troops come home.

8:41 a.m.  
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