Special Forum on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan (February 2010): Archive of video webcasts and transcripts of testimony before the Special Committee


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Below is a list of witness presentations before Canada’s House of Commons Special Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan. Click on the date to be taken to a page from which you can then view the Canadian Parliament’s ParlVU archived webcast of his or her testimony and of ensuing question and answer sessions with the members of the Special Committee. Click on “online transcript” to be taken to a House of Commons written transcript of the session.

40th Parliament, 3rd Session (post-prorogation)

March 17, 2010; online transcript
Paul Champ, Legal counsel, Amnesty International

March 31, 2010; online transcript
Cory Anderson, Political Director (2008-2009), Provincial Reconstruction Team & General Denis Thompson (currently Chief of Staff, Land Operations, Department of National Defence)

April 14, 2010; online transcript
Malgarai Ahmadshah, Advisor to the Former Commander of the Joint Task Force Afghanistan (accompanied by Amir Attaran, Legal Counsel) & Eileen Olexiuk, Former Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

April 21, 2010; online transcript
Arif Lalani, former Ambassador to Afghanistan (currently Director General, Policy Planning Bureau, DFAIT), David Sproule, former Ambassador to Afghanistan (currently Deputy Legal Adviser and Director General, Legal Affairs Bureau, DFAIT), & Ron Hoffmann, former Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Canada in Afghanistan (currently Ambassador to Thailand)

April 28, 2010; online transcript
Gavin Buchan, Former Political Director, Kandahar Reconstruction Team & Major General (ret’d) Timothy Grant, Former Commander, Joint Task Force, Afghanistan

May 5, 2010 online transcript (not available yet, click here for prepared written presentation of the first witness, Prasow.
Andrea Prasow, Senior Counsel, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Program, Human Rights Watch & Michel Coulombe, Assistant Director, Foreign Collection, Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)

May 12, 2010; online transcript (not available yet)
William Graham, Former Minister of National Defence

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