Senator embarrasses Conservative Party by proselytizing Iranian government

Don Meredith obviously had no business being appointed to the Senate by PM Stephen Harper and further showed why with his attendance at an Iranian Embassy function.

Not only does Meredith play the Useful Idiot, he has the nerve to call those of us who won’t act as Iranian propagandists, “fear-mongers”:

“It’s about us working together as countries that promote peace and harmony.  Not about what the media tells us we should talk about. Not about what fear mongers would want us to hear. But about us truly loving one another. So today may the almighty God continue to bless you, and this great work, and this great organization.” (see here)

This was on top of calling Iran’s chargé d’affaires Kambiz Sheikh-Hassani “my great friend”.

Notice how Meredith parrots his Iranian buddy:

“We strongly dismiss baseless allegations by (some) media that (the) ‘Iranian Embassy has been recruiting ethnic Iranians in Canada to be of service to Iran”  (see here)

And as for his loyalty to the Conservative Party:

“I’m a senator. I’m free to do as a I wish with respect to my engagement with the Iranian community and with the people of Iran”

Will Harper finally make an example of one of these senators and remove Meredith from the Conservative caucus?

Update: Meredith’s office responds to Macleans and makes an even bigger mess (see here)

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5 Responses to “Senator embarrasses Conservative Party by proselytizing Iranian government”

  1. jmw Says:

    I’m glad he feels that he is a Senator and can say what he wishes. But we also expect our Senators to be informed. This would include opening a newspaper, checking on-line postings from multiple sources, which include copious amounts of information on Iran’s current threats to the west (especially Israel and the United States). He is entitled to his personal opinion, but when he attempts to influence political policy and security for Canada, he is way out of his pay grade. I’m sure taxpayers would be willing to buy him a one-way ticket to Tehran, so he can enjoy all that Iranian democracy.

  2. Liz J Says:

    Let’s hope the Conservative caucus in the Senate deal with this swiftly…..Marjory LeBreton, let’s hear from you!

    This guy is winging it, not on side with his own government on Iran. What kind of thought process would lead a Canadian senator to assume the present administration of Iran is our friend and cares about peace while calling for the destruction of Israel?

    • BC Blue Says:

      Meredith’s relationship with the Iranian government could be a lot worse than just giving them PR. Think about what type of files he knows about and has access to.

  3. dmorris Says:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Meredith_%28politician%29

    Meredith appears to be the ultimate in politically correct appointments, worked with troubled youth in D/T Toronto,(is an ordained minister in Canada, executive director of the GTA Faith Alliance which focuses on the issue of youth violence”), Jamaican immigrant. ” “Meredith is a member of the Chief’s Advisory Council for the Toronto Police Services “,etc.

    Finished fourth in the 2008 federal election in his TO Riding.

    A natural for the Senate. Perhaps Harper, like Trudeau when he sent Ann Cools to the Senate in the 70’s to shut her up, didn’t really know who he was appointing.

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