Thursday, September 13, 2007

Council of Canadians says NO to "Support our troops" decal

The CoC yesterday launched a campaign opposing "Support our troops" decals on public vehicles. Currently some 18 municipalities nation wide allow/promote the decals on police cars, buses and the like. From the CoC statement (here):

The Council of Canadians opposes the “Support our Troops” decals because it is unacceptable for public vehicles to carry any political message, let alone one that promotes the views of the governing party. Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said that “Support our Troops” implies support for the current mission in Afghanistan. In other words, the campaign excludes people, like the Council, who support our troops by demanding that they be brought home immediately.

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