The terrorist attacks in France and Lebanon this past weekend make it abundantly clear that the Islamic State is a crucial threat to international security. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was quick to offer his condolences but he remains ambiguous about how Canada will confront such a security challenge. Indeed, his government is still set to remove Canadian air support. A day after defeating Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Trudeau told President Obama by phone that he would make good on a campaign promise to withdraw Canada’s jets from the U.S.-led bombing campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
The Conservative Party remains steadfast in prioritizing the threat that ISIS poses to international security. The Harper Government readily acknowledged such threats and, under our Interim Leader Rona Ambrose, Conservatives will continue to promote legislation to keep Canadians safe at home and abroad.
The Guelph Riding Association extends our sincere condolences to the people of France, Lebanon and other nations under direct attack by ISIS.