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 http://www.independent-panel-independant.ca/report-eng.html 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 http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/posted/archive/2008/01/22/manle...

 

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
http://www.acp-cpa.ca/en/ManleyPanel

Canada in Afghanistan: a response to an American call to arms
http://209.85.173.104/search?q=cache:Ihoq8E_mca0J:www.senliscouncil.net/...

Michael Byers . Why I said no to Manley
http://www.canada.com/ottawacitizen/news/opinion/story.html?id=2d0badd3-...

Panel Ties Canadian Presence in Afghanistan to Troops, Equipment
http://www.afghanconflictmonitor.org/2008/01/canadian-revi-1.html

Did we pay for this?!! UPDATED
http://thegallopingbeaver.blogspot.com/2008/01/did-we-pay-for-this.html

The Manley Panel Plagiarized, And Possibly Lied
http://thescottross.blogspot.com/2008/01/did-manley-panel-make-up-or-pla...

Manley's False Choice
http://farnwide.blogspot.com/2008/01/manleys-false-choice.html

PM to announce panel on Afghanistan: CTV
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20071011/afghanistan...

Extend Afghan mission if NATO sends more troops: panel
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/01/22/afghan-manley.html

Manley recommends extending Afghan mission
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080122.wmanleyupda0...

Indefinite end to Afghan mission a challenge for all: Manley
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/01/22/panel-reactions.html

Manley expected to call for Afghan mission extension
http://www.nationalpost.com/nationalpost/story.html?id=253500

Manley report invokes the spirit of Pearson
http://www.nationalpost.com/news/story.html?id=256093

Manley tours Afghanistan before advising Parliament on mission
http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2007/11/28/afghanistan-manley.html

Manley's report expected to recommend extending Afghan mission
http://www.canada.com/topics/news/story.html?id=d2ffe757-f6d5-4bd3-8264-...

Panel Questions Canadian Role in Afghanistan
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/23/world/americas/23canada.html?_r=1&ex=1...

PM names Manley to head review of Afghan mission
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2007/10/12/afghan-panel.html

The Problem with the Manley Panel on Afghanistan
http://eaves.ca/2007/12/17/the-problem-with-the-manley-panel-on-afghanis...

Who is Who?
http://www.cbc.ca/news/interactives/who-afghan-review/

1,980 Afghan Civilians Killed in 2007: Report
http://www.afghanconflictmonitor.org/2008/01/1980-afghan-civ.html

Afghan Civilians Were Killed Needlessly, Ex-Marine Testifies
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/09/world/asia/09abuse.html?ei=5090&en=4be...

Civilians killed in military strike
http://www.washingtontimes.com/article/20071010/FOREIGN/110100041/1003

Kabul residents get less power every day
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08020/850381-82.stm

Rate of Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan 'Alarming': UN
http://www.afghanconflictmonitor.org/2007/11/rate-of-civilia.html

The US and Her Fundamentalist Stooges are the Main Human Rights Violators in Afghanistan
http://www.rawa.org/events/dec10-07_e.htm

The 'Good War' Is A Bad War
http://www.zcommunications.org/zspace/commentaries/3313

Why Canadian Forces Should Immediately Withdraw From Afghanistan
http://www.socialistproject.ca/bullet/bullet066.html

Update

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The Victoria Peace Coalition website is currently being re-designed and re-developed. While that is going on we will be posting some basic information and useful links here, in this temporary site.