Extending Iraq mission to combat Islamic State boosts Harper’s image

Polls have repeatedly shown a majority of Canadians favour the contribution to the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State. But a new Angus Reid Institute survey suggests that support doesn’t mean Canadians are gung-ho.

While there are twice as many Canadians who support the mission as oppose it (54 per cent to 28 per cent), it’s far closer when they’re asked whether they want to extend the mission – 56 per cent want to see Parliament extend the mission, but 44 per cent don’t.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    It depends on what is meant by “extends,” whether by time or by scope and nature.

    • Mission creep. We shouldn’t be there. No one wants to fight for Obama and his Muslim allies, Saudi and Iran.

  • Minicapt

    If we don’t kill them there, we’ll have to ‘handle’ them here.
    Also, making bombs and ammunition for use overseas produces economic benefits for the manufacturing and service sectors.