Sunday, March 07, 2010

Afstan and Canada: Tuesday, March 9, Ottawa--come to this if you can

Further to this post,
March 9 event, Ottawa: "Canada and Afghanistan. Keeping Our Promises"
March 9, 2010, 7:00 pm
National Archives/Library of Canada, 395 Wellington St., Ottawa

Tickets: $30 regular admission, $15 students
Purchase tickets online:
Purchase tickets in person:
Ottawa Folklore Centre (1111 Bank Street, Ottawa)
Compact Music (190 Bank; 7851 ½ Bank Street, Ottawa)
more from Terry Glavin about additional participants:
The Canadian chairman of the Afghanistan's Electoral Complaints Commission who blocked the fraud-plagued first round in last year's Afghan presidential elections will join the Canada-Afghanistan Solidarity Committee on a growing panel of hard-hitting speakers in Ottawa on March 9. Grant Kippen was a UN appointee to the ECC when it forced a second round in last year's elections, heading off a possibly fatal political crisis in the country. Now, Afghan president Hamid Karzai has decreed that all ECC appointees will be made by the presidential palace.

His Excellency Jawed Ludin, Afghanistan's ambassador to Canada, also agreed to join the panel earlier this week. Ludin has outlined the systemic challenges facing the Karzai government in tackling corruption, the security challenge and economic obstacles, noting the solutions will come in partnership with the international community.

Mr Glavin (just back from Afstan, more here) will be there, as will I (sometimes there in the 1970s).


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