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You'd expect it from the likes of Paul McCartney, Moby and most recently, the Dixie Chicks.

But Avril Lavigne? Turns out the punk princess has her own opinions on the war in Iraq. "I don't believe war is a way to solve problems. I think it's wrong. . . . I don't have that much respect for [U.S. President George]Bush," said Lavigne, after winning her fourth Juno Award on Sunday night.

When pressed about how apprised she is about the situation in Baghdad, she admitted to not following the news on a daily basis, but said she knows the "obvious things."

"I don't really know what to say but I can say that I'm really proud that our Prime Minister didn't . . . fight, backed out from it."

That's why, the singer said, she took the time to record a cover of the Bob Dylan classic peace song Knocking On Heaven's Door for a CD project, called Peace Songs, with contributions going to children in Iraq through War Child Canada. "I was honoured to be able to be on that CD," she added. CP