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No vote needed to extend Afghan mission: Harper

‘That is something the executive can do on its own’

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At a post-G20 news conference in Seoul, Stephen Harper said he doesn’t need Parliament’s approval to extend Canada’s military mission in Afghanistan to 2014. “My position is, if you are going to put troops into combat, into a war situation, I do think, for the sake of legitimacy. . . the government does require the support of Parliament,” Harper said. “But when we’re talking simply about technical or training missions, I think that is something the executive can do on its own.”

Toronto Star

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