Monday March 30, 2015
Stakes are high as ISIS mission creates political winners & losers
Well, it seems the government's plan to expand the current military mission has turned the House of Commons into a battle zone... all leading up to a big vote tonight, when MPs will vote on the government's motion.
At stake militarily is another 12 months of battling ISIS, or ISIL, as the group's also known, and an expansion of air strikes, beyond Iraq and into Syria.
At home, however, there's also much at stake politically for each of the parties and their leaders, as they stake out their positions on the mission... and that's the discussion we set for today, with three guests.
Heather Scoffield is Ottawa bureau chief for The Canadian Press.
Which political party do you think has the best position on the fight against ISIS? And do you think the plan to extend the mission will be a political winner for the Conservatives... especially in this election year?
This segment was produced by The Current's Kristin Nelson and Ottawa producer Tom Jokinen.
Justin Trudeau doubles down - Macleans
Syria gives the Liberals a way out - The Globe & Mail