VANCOUVER – Canada should welcome Russian President Vladimir Putin’s offers to help fight the Islamic State in Syria, says Jean Chretien.
The former Liberal prime minister said Putin’s involvement in the Middle Eastern conflict may spark controversy but that the West would do well to accept the support.
“If Putin wants to help he should be welcomed,” said Chretien, who was in Vancouver on Thursday to lend his star power to the Liberal party’s British Columbia campaign.
“I met Putin. He’s a tough guy. He’s clear minded. But to run Russia you cannot be a pussycat. They play hockey very rough in the …read more