Ottawa, ON – The Hon. Erin O’Toole, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives and the Official Opposition, issued a statement calling on Justin Trudeau to put forward a date when Canada will get Afghan interpreters and support staff out of Afghanistan:

“While the Taliban continues to take more and more territory in Afghanistan, Justin Trudeau is failing to bring Afghans who worked with our men and women in uniform to Canada. 

“These brave Afghans risked their lives to help our military heroes. And in their time of need, we are abandoning them. It’s patently un-Canadian and wrong. 

“Other countries are taking immediate action to help Afghans who worked with their armed forces and ensure their safety, while Canada is dithering and delaying. There is no excuse why the Canadian government does not have a plan in action to save the lives of these brave Afghan interpreters and support staff. 

“These heroes can’t afford to wait. I’m calling on Justin Trudeau to put forward a date for when Canada will get these Afghans out of Afghanistan. 

“If you don’t care about supporting those who supported our men and women in Afghanistan, you have four parties to choose from. If you do, you only have one – Canada’s Conservatives.”