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Parliament agrees to vote on Afghan mission

The Canadian Parliament agreed on Tuesday to debate extending the military mission in Afghanistan to 2009. The House of Commons will vote late on Wednesday on the minority Conservative government’s motion to add two years to the current mandate, which will expire in February 2007. If it passes, it would enable Prime Minister Stephen Harper to deflect regular questions in the House on the country’s role in Afghanistan, where Canada now has 2,300 soldiers and heads a multinational force in the southern city of Kandahar. Full Story

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