Regardless of who forms the next govt. one thing is certain among Canada’s major federal parties that they will not acknowledge Taliban led Afghanistan government.
“Canada has no plans to recognise the Taliban as the government of Afghanistan. When they were in government 20 years ago, Canada did not recognise them,” said Trudeau.
“Our focus right now is on getting people out of Afghanistan and the Taliban need to ensure free access to people to get to the airport,” he said on Tuesday.
“We’re working with our allies on what Canada as part of the international community can do to stabilize the situation, protect civilians, and put an end to the violence. This includes taking leadership by bringing Afghans to safety in Canada,” he said.
That position has also been maintained by other leaders as well. Conservative Party leader Erin O’Toole was also categorical on this point, as he tweeted, “I was asked by a caller if I would recognise the legitimacy of the Taliban in Afghanistan. Let me be clear: never.” Also Bloc Quebecois federal political party which is devoted to Quebec Nationalism, its leader, Yves-Francois Blanchet, said Canada should refuse to acknowledge the Taliban government because it does not share the values of Canadians.