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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Afghanistan (Photos:  Canadian DND)
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Afghanistan (Photos: Canadian DND)

Canadian Casualties In Afghanistan Spark Debate

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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in Kabul yesterday meeting with Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai. Canadian soldiers are serving near American troops deployed from Fort Drum. They've taken up position around Kandahar, one of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan. Two Canadians have died so far this month. More than a dozen have been seriously injured. During his three-day trip, Harper promised that Canadian soldiers would stay in Afghanistan saying, "We won't cut and run." But a debate has erupted in Canada over the country's role in the war on terror. Brian Mann spoke with two political observers. Bob Thacker is director of the Canadian Studies Program at St. Lawrence University. Peter Black is a correspondent for the CBC in Quebec City and a columnist for the Plattsburgh Press-Republican.

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Corporal Paul Davis died in Afghanistan March 2nd

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