An NDP Member of Parliament has grown so frustrated by government talking points on Canada’s military presence in Iraq that he has returned to his roots as a public school teacher and graded them. Harshly.
Paul Dewar took umbrage with a “fact sheet” released by Conservative MP Denis Lebel, which sought to counter the current confusion about the Canadian military’s role in Iraq by, in part, saying the media has been dishonest about what role the military was playing in the battle against ISIS militants.
The issue stems from government claims that the military is not participating in a combat mission despite a recent front-line gunfight with ISIS militants in Iraq.
"The media now pretends that the Canadian mission against ISIL has turned into a ground combat mission, which has been contradicted by the Canadian Armed Forces itself yesterday," Lebel writes in his statement, released on Wednesday.
Dewar, the representative for Ottawa Centre, who taught at local elementary schools beforeRead More »from NDP MP and former teacher Paul Dewar 'schools' Tory on ISIS combat memo