‘Nobody’s Perfect,’ Joly Says of Afghan Evacuation, as Tories Question Plaque

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly says it was “a messy situation” trying to help Afghans escape the Taliban, as Conservatives questioned her department’s decision to install a plaque commemorating the August 2021 airlift.
“I can’t turn back the clock,” Joly told the House of Commons immigration committee, where she was questioned about the government’s chaotic attempts to bring thousands of people from Kabul to safety.
But a senior Global Affairs Canada official, Weldon Epp, told the committee the effort was made more difficult because Ottawa had fewer resources on the ground, given that Canada had decided to close its embassy earlier than some of its peers…. Source

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