Conservatives Not Selling Canadian Women on the Afghanistan Mission

A new Innovative Research Poll shows that female support for Canadian troops there is almost 20 per cent lower than for men.

Lee Berthiaume
Published: Wednesday, 08/22/2007 12:00 am EDT

While Quebec has long been known to hold the key to the next election, if the Conservatives want to bolster support for Canada's mission in Afghanistan, it must also find ways to get the country's female population on board as the results of a recent poll, which experts say are in line with historic trends, indicate support for the mission is sharply divided by gender.

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