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2016-02-19 13:46 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Canadian Forces, Iraq, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Military operations and events, Terrorism and terrorists

État islamique en Iraq et au Levant, Forces canadiennes, Iraq, Opérations et événements militaires, Terrorisme et terroristes

Mr. Speaker, the Conservatives talk extensively about their support of soldiers, of veterans, of wars, of fights. While pushing that agenda, the Conservatives attempted to destroy peacekeeping as a Canadian value. I suppose having peace is not good for those who prefer war.

However, it is very important to check with the member, the former minister of defence, why, if his leadership in war has been so good, if his vision in war has been so clear, did every one of the Afghanistan war veterans in the House, and there are four here who served in that theatre under that former minister of defence, choose to endorse his brilliant leadership by running against him as Liberals?

Does he doubt the wisdom of those military personnel to whom he claims to have listened?

Monsieur le Président, les conservateurs parlent abondamment de leur appui aux soldats, aux anciens combattants, aux guerres et aux combats. Or, en insistant sur cet aspect, les conservateurs ont tenté de détruire le maintien de la paix comme valeur canadienne. Je suppose que la paix n'est pas une bonne chose pour ceux qui préfèrent la guerre.

Cela dit, il est très important de vérifier une chose auprès du député, l'ancien ministre de la Défense. Si son leadership à la guerre est si grand, si sa vision de la guerre est si claire, pourquoi est-ce que, parmi les députés à la Chambre, les quatre anciens combattants qui ont servi sous lui en Afghanistan ont tous choisi de suivre son brillant leadership en se présentant contre lui en tant que libéraux?

Doute-t-il de la sagesse des militaires qu'il prétend écouter?

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Posted at 15:26 on February 19, 2016

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