Conservatives call on Trudeau to fund Afghanistan safe houses
November 4, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ottawa, ON – James Bezan, Member of Parliament for Selkirk-Interlake-Eastman, issued the following statement calling on Justin Trudeau to fund safe houses in Afghanistan:
“On Friday, November 5th, funding for the safe houses protecting the Afghan interpreters and service providers who supported Canada will run out. Veteran groups have been calling on the federal government to ensure safe house operators can keep their doors open.
“Not only did Justin Trudeau fail to get Canadians, interpreters, support staff, and their families out of Afghanistan as the country fell to the Taliban, he is now refusing to fund their safe houses.
“While veterans groups and Canadians have stepped up to try and ensure that these safe houses are kept running, the Liberal government has been missing in action. It was a failure of leadership when the Trudeau Liberals left behind these individuals trapped in Afghanistan under Taliban rule, and now they are failing them again by refusing to fund their safety.
“These individuals supported our military heroes in Afghanistan and the least we can do is help make sure they are safe. That’s why Canada’s Conservatives are calling on Justin Trudeau to do the right thing and immediately fund these critical safe houses.
“Canada’s Conservatives will continue to fight for those who were left behind by Justin Trudeau in Afghanistan.”
For more information:
Office of James Bezan, M.P.