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Blair tells Canada to stay Afghan course

<p>Canada must not flinch when faced with the deaths of its soldiers in Afghanistan, but should meet such attacks with equal or even greater determination to fight terrorism, former British prime minister Tony Blair urged yesterday amid renewed calls for Canada to end its military mission in the violence-plagued country.</p>

Former Brit PM?speaks in Toronto



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Ex-British prime minister Tony Blair speaks in Toronto yesterday.





Canada must not flinch when faced with the deaths of its soldiers in Afghanistan, but should meet such attacks with equal or even greater determination to fight terrorism, former British prime minister Tony Blair urged yesterday amid renewed calls for Canada to end its military mission in the violence-plagued country.



The world has reached a "defining" moment in its history, and countries must choose a side in the battle against global terrorism, Blair told the sold-out Toronto business audience of 2,000, who paid more than $400 each to hear him speak.



Attempts by extremists to kill innocent civilians or soldiers trying to quash terrorism in other countries "can’t sap our determination to succeed," he said.




















Canadian fan




  • Calling himself a "fan" of Canada, Blair said Canadians should be "immensely proud" of their military and what it has done in Afghanistan, calling it "as noble a cause as you can possibly imagine."


 
 
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