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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - April 16, 1986, Winnipeg, Manitoba April Ift 1988 canadians lying Low after officials say Protection Nielsen says Ottawa up no canadians a seeking to leave Libya despite a destructive air raid on the an capital and other target in the North african an external affaire department official flights out Are a problem now that Tripoli Airport is Mike Richardson said but t have no indication of ans wanting Tripoli Airport opened briefly Ter Day after the air strikes aimed at the military Side of the but was then shut he reports from Canadas Diplomat in Michel indicate the canadians Are figuring on just lying Low and waiting to see what the situation will be i would think that As soon As things Calm Down there will be regu Lar air traffic in and Richard son he canadians being probably just go Back to there Are about canadians registered As being in but officials estimate that about a third of mostly oilfield workers at Remote Are outside the country on leave at any Given Tessier reported earlier yesterday that no canadians had been injured in the air raids on what presi Dent Reagan called terrorist instal lations and airbases in Tripoli and the bbl reported at last 100 casualties from the Deputy prime minister Erik Niel sen told an emergency debate in the commons yesterday that senior lib Yan officials have assured Ottawa that canadians in Libya will be Nielsen also lashed out at alleged libyan backing of terrorism and reiterated that Canada accepts the substantial evidence provided by Washington that Tripoli was behind an april5 terrorist attack at a West Berlin discotheque which claimed the lives of a Soldier and a turkish woman and wounded Hun Nielsen explanation of Canadas position on and reaction to the Liby an crisis did to satisfy new Democrat Leader de Broad Nielsen Fields Libya queries during question nation Bent who called for the emergency debate or Liberal Leader John turn and both opposition leaders As sailed prime minister Mulroney for not showing up for the Mulroney indicated he was informed of the military plans before he told the commons last Friday that there was no reason to be unduly concerned for the safety of canadians in officials said after the attack that Nielsen received a briefing from a special american envoy attached to the National Security Council just hours before the air Mulroney told the commons last Friday that authorities had been made aware of the location and numbers of canadians in a spokesman for Bill refused to go into detail on communications Between washing ton and Ottawa prior to the but said senior american officials had been in touch with their Canad an counterparts More than one earlier Mulroney is sued a statement that deplored the loss of innocent life in the but backed up the Ameri can move to retaliate for the discotheque Reagan says Washington has irrefutable evidence Libya master minded the although the United states in Tention was scrupulously to avoid civilian we profoundly re Gret the loss of innocent Mulroney in Mulroney used the word deplore in the As the government has made very Clear Many times in the terrorism is reprehensible and an evil which All members of the inter National Community must work to he the United states was seeking to do precisely that and Canada sup ports that Mulroney said All parties involved in the conflict should renew efforts to reach a negotiated peace Settle ment in the Middle East that will get at the Root political causes of terror Turner Breaks silence to Back attack against terrorism Core Ottawa up opposition Leader John Turner broke a 20hour silence on the bombing assault against Libya yesterday and backed the air raids reported to have killed at least 100 we agree with any attack against the Core of the Liberal Leader told reporters after pressing prime minister Mulroney during the commons question period for information about the raids and the safety of canadians in but Turner said he wants More details from Washington and the Canadian government about whether the United states considered alternative action before mounting the attacks it said were aimed at Mili tary and terrorist were still asking some ques Turner we have not yet received any proof of the linkage Between recent acts of terrorism and the govern ment of Turner had refused comment ear Lier on the and Liberal Exter Nal affairs critic Donald Johnston said Only that the jury is still although he expressed concern about escalating president Reagan said two hours after the strike that it was carried out because the United states had proof a recent bombing attack in West aimed at american was linked to Libya and its Moa mar pressed on whether he was endorsing the replied i am suggesting that we approve retaliation doubted by City oilfield worker a Winnipeg Man who flew out of Libya two Days before the air strikes said yesterday he does not believe Libya will retaliate against canadians working in that if they canadians were in Dan i think wed have heard about it by said Chris an oilfield worker based at a work Camp deep in the libyan Des even if something happened right i think things will be just Fine for the canadians in said who left Libya april 12 to return to Winnipeg for a five week visit with his kind of nerved they canadians just want to know if they Are going to keep their jobs and if khad Afy is going to take any retaliatory head Ding he is unaware of any other Manitoban in he said canadians in Libya Are kind of nerved up Over the con but added the mood before the attack was pretty some of the Guys were As you can we knew he Reagan was going to go for the communications outfits and that hed probably try to find we knew we were reason ably Safe in the Middle of the Des i think right now its probably business As Burch said he feels there is Little support among foreign workers for the people mainly wish that the americans would go he the americans have been out there antagonizing them Libya for the last i work Ive got to make a and most libyans Are against any kind of the libyan people just want to live like anyone else and its the politics that screwing it if the had left them alone in the first everything would have been Burch said his main concern at the moment is whether he will be Able to return to work in Libya next month As f just Hope Ive still got my Job because i cant seem to get one he got to feed my he conceded he has some fears about but speculated the military crisis should be one Way or another by Burch said he is unaware of any contingency plan to get canadians out of Libya he said he doubts whether any canadians working there Are familiar with any such emergency evacuation in my Camp they sure As Heck know about he How Are they the Canadian government going to get them out the strike against but there Are a lot of questions we Are i suppose at this stage one gives the president and the Secre tary of the Secretary of de a Benefit of the doubt subject to our ascertaining the he also said he wants to know whether the strike was a limited engagement or whether Reagan plans other military new Democrat Leader de Broad Bent refused to flatly condemn the we have said All consistent with virtually every govern ment in Western Europe with the exception of British prime minis Ter Margaret that the approach that should be taken should be to have very firm econom diplomatic improve police methods of dealing with but not to use a military strike if you want to encourage All those forces that want to work against was the nip leaders response when asked if he thought the attack was proper or our deep and its a pretty generally held View not Only throughout Europe but throughout the experts in this is that a military strike is simply much More Likely to encourage further acts of terrorism Down the Gallia in Stern a irks wily i Claret single highball double Oil fashioned my Wall old our Price for any each code Champagne Regency Silver plate flatware 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