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NDP Lives Up To It's Name

I knew there was a reason I voted NDP. From CBC news (full story here):
Members of the federal New Democratic Party on Saturday overwhelmingly endorsed party leader Jack Layton's call to pull Canadian troops from Afghanistan.

The vote came during the national party's convention in Quebec City, where the mission in Afghanistan has dominated discussions and debates.

Although a number of delegates rose to speak strongly against the motion, it easily passed when put to a vote, which means it is now official NDP policy.

An estimated 90 per cent of delegates voted in favor of the resolution from Layton.

"Delegates, I urge us all to stand together and reiterate our support for the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces and bring them home," said Layton.

I applaud the NDP for listening and responding to Canadians' concerns, the majority of whom want out of Afghanistan. At the very least, Canadians can say that there is a viable opposition to war mongers in Parliament. This seems to be one of the major differences between Canada's and the US' political scene, where the Democratic party can't quite live up to it's name.

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