Actually one reason there have been no casualties until now is that the military kept away from operations that might incur casualties while the election campaign was on. Casualties might get people concerned about the Afghan mission as an issue. What we need is another election soon to keep casualties down. This is from the CBC.
As the temperature dropped, militant attacks subsided with it. Three months have passed since the last Canadian deaths in the country. On Sept. 3, Cpl. Andrew Grenon, Cpl. Mike Seggie and Pte. Chad Horn were killed when insurgents attacked their armoured vehicle in Kandahar.
"To have gone for three straight months gave soldiers here perhaps a little bit of cautious optimism," said Common.