The Toronto Coalition to Stop the War will host an emergency vigil today to mark the 100th death of Canadian troops in Afghanistan. Earlier today, three more soldiers were killed by an improvised explosive device as they were passing through the Arghandab district in the southern province of Kandahar, bringing Canada’s death toll to 100. On September 7, Sgt. Scott Shipway, 36, became the 97th Canadian soldier to be killed in Afghanistan.
Canada’s death toll in Afghanistan is already the highest since the Korean War, and Canadian troops continue to suffer one of the highest casualty rates of all NATO forces.
The Toronto Coalition to Stop the War extends its condolences to the families of the soldiers, whose names have not yet been released.
The Coalition mourns the deaths of all those killed in the war in Afghanistan, including the tens of thousands of innocent Afghan civilians who have died since 2001. In recent months, hundreds of Afghan civilians have been killed by NATO air strikes.
TODAY – Friday, December 5
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Peace Garden, Nathan Phillips Square
Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West