How about the Foreign Minister blaming the Leader of the Opposition on the loss of the vote!!!
Perhaps Mr. Cannon should gaze into the mirror. Perhaps Canada’s performancein Copenhagen had something to do with it. Perhaps our lack of engagement in Africa. Perhaps skipping the UNGA last September for a phot-op at Tim’s had something to do with it.
Perhaps Charest preformance in Denmark had more to do with it, as did all the other coalition dissers of Canada. Why should we support any funding to any african nation for anything, they are mostly dictatorships who never put the money sent to where it is supposed to go.
We have 10 yrs to really show the UN we do not give a crap about their hate for Israel. We will not be blackmailed.
We can assume that if the coalition gets in they will fall over backward to support the terrorists and give billions of our money to those dictators.
Iffy stabs this nation in the back to score cheap political points, what about our troops currently serving in peacekeeping mission I guess their good work should be negated after all Canada doesn’t deserve a seat at the UN right Iffy. First Quebe stabs us in the back at the UN and now the libs giggle in joy that their sabotoge actually worked throw the Islamists from Canada into the toxic stew and it makes you wonder how much damage the political left are willing to cause to get their coalition of socialists’ slime into office?.
I hate to break it to Bob Rae and the rest, but you don’t get a seat on the UN SC by merit. This isn’t your grand dad’s U.N. Listening to Heinbecker, you get the sense the requirements would make even a Liberal blush.
Here’s something the Harper government should have played up, instead of focussing so much attention on Ignatieff’s “Canada doesn’t deserve a seat at the UN Security Council” silly remark:
Dream of Influence
Germany Renews Campaign for UN Security Council Seat
By Ralf Neukirch
“… Next month Germany will attempt, once again, to secure a non-permanent seat for two years on the UN Security Council. For the first time, the German government will be up against two competitors, Canada and Portugal. **Eight years ago, only two countries were vying for the two seats allocated to the so-called Western group, and the same situation applied eight years before that.** …”
SOooo … that crap about Canada getting the seat because it deserved it then, but not now — of course, when the Liberals were in power — is just that, a load of crap.
Of course Canada got one of the two seats available! — There were only TWO countries vying for TWO seats, so it stands to reason Canada would get one of them.
By pointing this out, I don’t mean to disparage in any way Canada’s valued role at the UN, I hope that’s clear.
P.S. I’m posting this on a few conservative blogs, because I think it’s relevant to the discussion.
I literally forced myself to watch Ignatieff’s reaction to Canada’s lost bid for a security council seat. This ignoramus had the nerve of stating the UAE withdrawing landing rights at Camp Mirage is a Conservative government failure. This, after the UAE forced our Minister of Defence and Chief of Defence Staff to a 6 hour detour to Rome to get home, all because the UAE wants the right to more landing rights to Canadian destinations.
The man has no concept of national pride and statesmanship. And how does Ignatieff, the so-called human rights champion, react to this?
“A sponsorship system known as Kafala exists in the UAE, which makes it easy for companies to carry out illegal practices, such as confiscating workers’ passports and withholding wages.
The scheme has been heavily criticized by a number of human-rights officials, including Dubai researcher Samer Muscati at Human Rights Watch. To make matters worse, he said many laborers turn to loan sharks to pay illegal recruitment fees and arrive in the UAE heavily in debt.
“Because of the layoffs and the fact that some of these workers are stranded, we are seeing an increase in suicides, where some workers feel the only way out is to kill themselves, hoping that the people who have lent them money will avoid going after their families or their houses back in India and other locations in South Asia,” said Muscati. “Unfortunately, that is not the case; the creditors still go after the families even after the death of migrant workers.”