Those were Bob Rae’s questions after QP on Thursday.
On the matter of timing, Stockwell Day had earlier offered a couple bits of information: (1) “Mr. Speaker, I was in Afghanistan only about two or three weeks ago and the officials in Afghanistan, the people of Afghanistan were not even aware of this legislation coming at them” and (2) “Mr. Speaker, we are very concerned about this situation, which is why, upon learning of it, the Minister of Foreign Affairs immediately called upon his counterparts to ask what they were intending to do.”
Lawrence Cannon would seem to have spoken with two Afghan cabinet ministers two days earlier.
Now this report from our own Jonathon Gatehouse, which suggests “draft copies of the bill … had been circulating in Kabul for six months.”