Monday, January 20, 2003

Poll: Canadians say any military role must have UN backing
"Sixty-two per cent of Canadians think the country's armed forces should take part in a United States-led war in Iraq only if the invasion is authorised by the United Nations, a poll released at the weekend has found. The Ipsos-Reid poll for The Globe and Mail found only 15per cent felt Ottawa should send troops if the US attacked Iraq without UN authorisation. A third of those in the Canadian poll said they regarded the Bush Administration as the greatest single threat to world peace, ahead of Iraq, North Korea or the al-Qaeda terrorist network. Eighteen per cent said they opposed any Canadian participation in an attack on Iraq, even if it was backed by the UN."

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