Conservatives Call for Government to Fund Afghan Safe Houses for Ex Interpreters

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Conservative MP James Bezan rises during Question Period successful  the House of Commons connected  Parliament Hill successful  Ottawa connected  June 10, 2021. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

Conservative MP James Bezan rises during Question Period successful the House of Commons connected Parliament Hill successful Ottawa connected June 10, 2021. (The Canadian Press/Justin Tang)

OTTAWA—The Conservative absorption is calling connected Liberal authorities to springiness urgent backing to Kabul harmless houses that are providing refuge to 1,700 Afghan interpreters and their families.

On Friday, those harmless houses are acceptable to adjacent due to the fact that the wealth keeping them unfastened volition tally out.

That could permission their occupants astatine the mercy of Afghanistan’s caller Taliban rulers, who stormed backmost to powerfulness this summer.

Conservative MP James Bezan says the Trudeau authorities has been missing successful enactment and indispensable measurement successful and capable the spending void.

The authorities has not straight funded the harmless houses, which were seen arsenic a impermanent measurement to determination susceptible Afghans retired of the state pursuing the instrumentality to powerfulness of the Taliban successful mid-August.

Veterans groups antecedently raised astir $2 cardinal successful backstage donations and present accidental they volition request an further $5 cardinal to support the harmless location unfastened aft Friday.

“Not lone did Justin Trudeau neglect to get Canadians, interpreters, enactment staff, and their families retired of Afghanistan arsenic the state fell to the Taliban, helium is present refusing to money their harmless houses,” Bezan said successful a written statement.

“These individuals supported our subject heroes successful Afghanistan and the slightest we tin bash is assistance marque definite they are safe.”

Global Affairs Canada is saying small astir immoderate authorities efforts to enactment the harmless houses, citing information considerations.

It has said it is moving with the Veterans Transition Network and Journalists for Human Rights to support susceptible radical successful Afghanistan including quality rights defenders and erstwhile Canadian Armed Forces interpreters.

The Canadian Press

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