11 November 2015
CANADA: E-mail Prime Minister Trudeau; tell him to stop the bombing of Iraq.
On October 19, 2015 Canadians elected a Liberal majority
government, led by Justin Trudeau, son of Pierre Trudeau, Prime Minister in the
1970s and early 1980s. Mr. Trudeau’s first public announcement (an election
promise) was that he would immediately order an end to the bombing by six
Canadian CF-18 warplanes of targets in Iraq and later Syria. About one year ago
former Prime Minister Stephen Harper of the then Conservative government had
decided to add Canada’s warplanes to the U.S. bombing mission in Iraq. A much
belittled news headline said, “Trudeau accuses Harper government of ‘trying to
whip out our CF-18s and show them how big they are’ in Iraq.”
But two weeks after this promise by the Prime Minister, the
Canadian Forces are still ‘whipping out their CF-18s’ to get in as many killer
bombing runs as possible. For the third day in a row since the new government
swearing-in (November 4) Canadian bombers have been dropping their deadly load
onto Iraqi human beings. There is nothing to prevent an immediate order for
cessation of the bombings, which would harm nothing and no one.
Please send a quick on-line message to Prime Minister
Trudeau urging him to live up to a commitment he made on his first day as Prime
Minister-designate when he called President Obama and said he would be ending
the mission. He has no excuses not to issue an immediate order to ground the
warplanes and begin the process of ending the bombing campaign.
Go to this weblink (https://pm.gc.ca/eng/contactpm)
and send a quick email to Mr. Trudeau to STOP THE BOMBING.