September 28th, 2015

NDP REALITY CHECK: Six Liberal flip flops on the mission in Iraq

“My party supports the limited military role recently proposed by the government of sending in a group of advisors in a non-combat advisory role for a set period of time.”
Marc Garneau, House of Commons Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, September 9, 2014

“Mr. Trudeau, however, did not completely rule out sending jet fighters in the future, such as when Canada sent six CF-18s to take part in airstrikes in Libya in 2011.”
Globe and Mail, September 11, 2014

"The Liberal Party is not supportive of any extension into a combat role. We think Canada's role should be strictly non-combat."
Justin Trudeau, Scrums, September 25 2014

“Any change to Canada’s non-combat mission in Iraq must only be made with rigorous and effective Parliamentary oversight. We expect the Prime Minister to answer all questions pertaining to this deployment fully and openly in the House of Commons in front of Canadians.”
Justin Trudeau, Statement on Liberal website, September 25, 2014

“We are prepared to play a military role of a non-combat nature.”
Marc Garneau, House of Commons, October 6, 2014

“We will of course support what is eventually decided by the government, because we know that we’re sending our men and women into combat.”
Marc Garneau, Globe and Mail, October 7, 2014

Many Canadians gave Justin Trudeau a chance but he just hasn’t lived up to expectations. Being Prime Minister isn’t an entry level job and on issue after issue, Justin Trudeau’s inexperience is showing.