Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my Conservative colleague for his question.
I must say that the NDP position is very clear and evident from the wording of the amendment now before this House. Here is an excerpt:
That the House call upon the government to begin preparations for the safe withdrawal of Canadian soldiers from the combat mission in Afghanistan with no further mission extensions;
that, in the opinion of the House, the government should engage in a robust diplomatic process to prepare the groundwork for a political solution, under explicit UN direction and authority, engaging both regional and local stakeholders and ensuring the full respect for international human rights and humanitarian law;