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Jim Maloway, MLA Elmwood
May 19, 2015

Support for Canadian Troops Serving Abroad

WHEREAS Manitobans owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the Canadian Armed Forces for the sacrifices they have made serving Canada; and

WHEREAS Manitobans support the hundreds of brave men and women based out of CFB Shilo, 17 Wing, and in the reserves who protect our province and country; and

WHEREAS Canadian troops have made historic contributions during the First and Second World Wars, the Korean War, in Afghanistan and other conflicts; and

WHEREAS members of the Canadian Armed Forces continue to play a role in combatting terror around the world today; and

WHEREAS the Canadian Armed Forces provide much needed assistance in floods and natural disasters both at home and abroad, and are currently involved in earthquake recovery efforts in Nepal; and

WHEREAS Canadian troops have shown great strength and respect for human rights through peacebuilding, relief, and training missions in Haiti, Rwanda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Cyprus, the Middle East, Darfur, and many more places across the globe including currently in Ukraine; and

WHEREAS Canadian troops are also currently stationed in Central and Eastern Europe as a part of NATO assurance measures.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Manitoba Legislative Assembly affirm its support for Canadian troops abroad and at home; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Manitoba Legislative Assembly recognize the important role the Canadian Armed Forces have played in our country’s history and in the world today.