CBC News reports that Stephen Harper will not exclude the idea of extending the mission when a reported request from the U.S. to keep troops there surfaced in question period on Wednesday.
The P.M. told NDP leader Thomas Mulcair that no such request was made and that Canada will make its own decision in this regard.
The Tories have repeatedly stated that troops are there to train Afghan security forces. The opposition NDP have demanded to know when the mission will really end after the Tories have extended the withdrawal deadline on numerous occasions.
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