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BlackWater-Lobby Canada Torie Government for Secret Funding?

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Published on Feb 5, 2008

Stockwell Day continued to dismiss calls for a public inquiry
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Start demanding Prime Minister Stephen Harper ask the Canadian people if they want a Security & Prosperity Partnership(SPP)with the U.S. & Mexico.

"We'd Rather Be Canadian"
Patriots Please take the time to heckle our Prime Minister to come clean to all Canadians

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A DECISION ABOUT THE RESTRUCTURING OF CANADA INTO AN INTEGRATED NORTH AMERICAN UNION WITH A COMMON CURRENCY IS A DECISION FOR THE CITIZENS OF CANADA.

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"Stephen Harper lives in a legal Disney World. In that Disney World, there's no constitution, no Charter of Rights. No rule of law."
— Irwin Cotler, the Liberal justice minister, reacts to the Conservative leader's comments about some Canadian judges being "social activists."
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OTTAWA -- The Canadian Forces are using a controversial private security firm to train some of its troops sent to Afghanistan.

Select Canadian soldiers have been sent to Blackwater U.S.A. in North Carolina for specialized training in bodyguard and shooting skills. Other soldiers have taken counterterrorism evasive-driving courses with the private military company now at the centre of an investigation into the killings of Iraqi civilians and mounting concerns about the aggressive tactics of its workers in the field.

Critics of Blackwater label the firm as a mercenary organization and question why a professional military such as the Canadian Forces can't do its own training in specialized areas.

But Blackwater has found itself under intense scrutiny since a Sept. 16 incident in Baghdad in which 11 people, including a couple and their infant, were killed during a firefight. Iraqi officials put the blame for the killings on the private soldiers, but the company has denied its men fired on innocent civilians, saying instead that its convoy had been attacked by insurgents.

On Thursday, a congressional report into the deaths of four Blackwater security contractors in Iraq in 2004 found that the company appeared more interested in cutting costs than in the safety of its personnel.

Canadian military police trained by Blackwater operated in Kandahar last year in support of coalition special forces. Members of the Strategic Advisory Team, which operates in Kabul, also underwent counterterrorism driving training, according to a military official.

The Ottawa-based counterterrorism unit, Joint Task Force 2, has also maintained ongoing training links to the company.

Military officials did not have further details on why Blackwater would be hired, but promised to provide those. Later, however, they did not comment on the matter.

Canadian Forces spokesman Lt.-Col. Jamie Robertson said the military does not discuss its special forces training. But he noted that Blackwater and other firms have been contracted to provide services for other units.

"The Canadian Forces has occasionally contracted companies to provide specialized training to our personnel in those cases when specialized training is not available within the Canadian Forces due to a range of factors, including the unavailability of training resources, expertise or specialized facilities and equipment," said Robertson.

Still, Dawn Black, the NDP's defence critic, questioned the need for Blackwater to be involved in training Canadian troops.

"My understanding is we have some of the best-trained forces in the world, and great trainers, so why do we need our armed forces personnel to be trained by a mercenary organization?"

A total dollar figure on what has been spent on Blackwater training was not available by press time, since training is contracted out individually on a unit-by-unit basis, said Robertson.

But he provided an example of one such contract: 18 members of the Strategic Advisory Team sent to Kabul went to Blackwater in June for a two-day course called hostile-environment defensive driver training. The cost was $29,000 which included accommodation and meals, as well as extra course time for two of the team members.

Minister of Public Safety Stockwell Day, when asked whether the training in Blackwater is appropriate, defended the Forces.

BILL MOYERS: We turn now from the rhetoric of the race to the reality of governance. Congress has begun a new round of hearings to get answers to questions the Bush administration refused to answer last year — questions about accountability.
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