No show

It would seem that Conservative members of the special committee on Afghanistan failed to show up for today’s 4pm meeting.

Here is the official notice of today’s session. For the record, the government members of the committee are Jim Abbott, Laurie Hawn, Dave McKenzie, Greg Kerr and committee chair Rick Casson.

More from the Globe, Canadian Press, Canwest and the Star. Mr. Hawn explains himself to CTV.

“It’s not the time to be having meetings that are implying, intentioned or not, that Canadians are somehow guilty of war crimes,” Laurie Hawn, the parliamentary secretary for the Defence Minister, said on CTV’s Power Play after the aborted meeting.

Susan Delacourt has the Conservative talking points. Full video of Laurie Hawn repeating those talking points on Power Play is here.