Manley Report

 Independent Panel on Canada's Future Role in Afghanistan

As the date (2009) for Canada's withdrawal or extension loomed, Prime Minister Harper ordered an "independent, non-partisan" panel to clarify Canada's mission and role in Afghanistan and make recommendations whether to continue our mission, change our mission or leave. Since its release on January 22, 2008, The recommendations of the Manley Report have been accepted by the Harper and then shopped around NATO to find the support to continue the combat mission. Facing a vote of confidence on the issue of continuing the Afghan mission to 2011, the Liberals have tried to find an acceptable compromise.

The need for public opinion is as great now as it was before the invasion of Iraq. Canadians need to make their voices heard all the way to Ottawa and beyond. We need to respond. You can read articles from the media by Googling "Manley Report". The Manley Report is online and can be downloaded at You may be interested to read some of the submissions (not part of the report). Can you find any attempt to honour the concerns of Canadians who took the time to make submissions? If you prefer a condensed version


In the navigation on the left are articles that question the "independence" of the panel and indeed the political agenda of the touted non-partisan study.


More Links

Manley Commission Off the Mark Panel Report Brings No Clarity About Canada's Role In Afghanistan

Canada in Afghanistan: a response to an American call to arms

Michael Byers . Why I said no to Manley

Panel Ties Canadian Presence in Afghanistan to Troops, Equipment

Did we pay for this?!! UPDATED

The Manley Panel Plagiarized, And Possibly Lied

Manley's False Choice

PM to announce panel on Afghanistan: CTV

Extend Afghan mission if NATO sends more troops: panel

Manley recommends extending Afghan mission

Indefinite end to Afghan mission a challenge for all: Manley

Manley expected to call for Afghan mission extension

Manley report invokes the spirit of Pearson

Manley tours Afghanistan before advising Parliament on mission

Manley's report expected to recommend extending Afghan mission

Panel Questions Canadian Role in Afghanistan

PM names Manley to head review of Afghan mission

The Problem with the Manley Panel on Afghanistan

Who is Who?

1,980 Afghan Civilians Killed in 2007: Report

Afghan Civilians Were Killed Needlessly, Ex-Marine Testifies

Civilians killed in military strike

Kabul residents get less power every day

Rate of Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan 'Alarming': UN

The US and Her Fundamentalist Stooges are the Main Human Rights Violators in Afghanistan

The 'Good War' Is A Bad War

Why Canadian Forces Should Immediately Withdraw From Afghanistan


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