Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Canada's Parliament OKs Airstrikes Against ISIS; Will Help Reduce ISIS Terrorist Attacks in Canada

Canada's Members of Parliament -- led by Prime Minister Stephen Harper -- voted late tonight (October 7, 2014) to join the war in Iraq and Syria, passing a controversial motion that clears the way for Canadian military jets to embark on airstrikes in the Middle East, according to The Canadian Press website.

After two days of debate in parliament, the motion to launch a combat mission against the militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) passed 157-134.

"We do not take this step lightly," Harper said in a statement following the vote.

"It is imperative that we act with our allies to halt ISIS's spread in the region and reduce its capacity to launch terrorist attacks outside the region, including against Canada."

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