Canada is now at war in the Middle East against the terrorist organization, ISIS. This conflict is full of controversy- Canadians cannot agree on whether our forces should even be there, never mind how long the mission should be. The controversy over it has naturally been inflamed by the death of Sgt. Andrew Doiron this past weekend. Now CBC, Canada’s major broadcaster, is asking if Canadians think the mission ISIS should be extended. The Government currently wants to extend it but they have to go through the debates on Parliament Hill first. In the meantime, the debate continues.
Canada is a fairly protected country all things considered. Most of the threats have to get across HUGE oceans to directly attack us. Not to mention we have the US, and the British Commonwealth to call upon for protection if need be. Need be might be on the horizon, as ISIS has made many threats against Canada as a country before. Not to mention the attacks by ISIS on Canadian soil in late 2014 that resulted in the death of two men in our forces. Clearly, ISIS should be ignored, as they could been planning worse attacks if they are not dealt with head-on. At the same time, I do not we should respond in a way that puts our legacy as peacekeepers at risk.
My stance on this issue is a bit of a compromise, all things considered: I would only support it being extended if there was solid evidence that ISIS is a threat to our country. If it is, then yes it should be extended to protect Canada. However, if not then I think our time there should end when it’s supposed to end. So, Mr. Prime Minister, can you and your government prove that ISIS is very much a threat to Canada and their terror attacks will only get bigger if we don’t deal with them now?