On our Day of Honour, remember the Canadian civilians

In the course of Canada’s civilian mission Glynn Berry died and Bushra Saeed was gravely injured in the line of their diplomatic duties in Kandahar. Hundreds of other Canadian public servants left their homes and families to serve our nation in an active war zone.

Then-Canadian chargé d’affaires in Kabul Shelley Whiting and participants at an International Women’s Day event at the Canadian Embassy in Afghanistan on March 8, 2012.
Tim Martin
Published: Friday, 05/09/2014 12:10 am EDT
Last Updated: Friday, 05/09/2014 1:07 am EDT

On our National Day of Honour, it is important to remember that among the achievements of Canada in Kandahar was the mobilization and fielding of an outstanding team of Canadian civilian professionals to deliver development, humanitarian assistance, human rights and governance. We did this side by side with the Canadian Forces and right through to the end of our combat mission in July 2011.

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