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  • 4/20 - Canada at the UN By the Liberals!!

    Good for Canada!

    Thank goodness the backwards CONS are no longer in charge.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/phil...lize-1.3544554

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    Canada has had more presence in the UN and Washington in the past 5 months than in the past 5 years under Harper it seems.

    Glad to see Canada taking its rightful place on the world leadership. Next is a seat on the UN Security Council

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cana...ncil-1.3491917


    Compared to then...
    Security Council rejection a deep embarrassment for Harper
    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...rticle1370239/

    Instead, Canada placed third in the first round, behind Germany and Portugal, with Germany winning the first seat, as expected. In the second round, votes fled to Portugal, which was so far ahead that Canada withdrew in the face of certain defeat.

    "It can only be interpreted as a slight to Canada by the international community," said Yves Fortier, who was Canadian ambassador to the UN from 1988 to 1991. He described "this lamentable result" as "a reflection of things that Canada has done or not done that a majority of nations" disapprove of.

    Such a signal rejection marks not only a dark day in the annals of Canada's foreign policy; it reveals the price minority government, with its obsession with domestic affairs, has imposed on a country that no longer plays its traditional role of peacekeeper and champion of human rights on the international stage.

    So what did the government do or not do to lose this crucial vote? According to close observers, many things. The Conservative government's increasingly unflinching support for Israel - even as members prepared to vote, International Trade Minister Peter Van Loan announced new trade talks from Tel Aviv - cost it support in the Middle East and throughout the Muslim world.

    The government's perceived indifference to Southeast Asia cost votes in that region, while cutting back on the number of African nations receiving aid undermined support on that continent. Canada's foot-dragging in creating a carbon market played heavily against it among numerous small island nations that perceive melting icecaps and rising sea levels as a mortal threat
    Last edited by Edmonton PRT; 20-04-2016, 01:19 PM.
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    • #3
      This cant come soon enough!! Over 20,000 people have been arrested for Cannabis 'crimes' since the promise of Legalization and medical dispensaries continue to be raided across the country.

      Legalize. Release Cannabis Prisoners. Expunge the records of those with Cannabis offenses.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
        Canada has had more presence in the UN and Washington in the past 5 months than in the past 5 years under Harper it seems.

        Glad to see Canada taking its rightful place on the world leadership. Next is a seat on the UN Security Council
        So, what exactly will we get from having a seat on the security council for a term, other than a bill for sending lots of Liberal ministers on expensive trips? Not getting on the security council was a mark of pride not shame for the Conservatives. We don't have any hope of getting one anyway, unless the Liberal government changes their opposition to Palestine issues, and starts speaking out against Israel. That ain't going to happen.

        “Following recent votes in the United Nations in November, it looks like Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is continuing a hard-line pro-Israel stance that was a major staple of the previous Harper government’s foreign policy.” (Source: Trudeau puts friendlier face on same pro-Israel position by Paul Weinberg, rabble.ca, December 14, 2015)
        https://citizenactionmonitor.wordpre...-on-palestine/

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        • #5
          If it was not important, why was Mr. Harper so despondent???
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          • #6
            ^that was his normal demeanor, he wasn't Mr sunny ways.

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            • #7
              I am still extremely confused as to why possession and recreational use is illegal after they openly admitted the law is flawed and promised to fully legalize it.

              They should have immediately decriminalized possession of small amounts while they work on their legalization regulation. The current unclear grey area is wasting money and creating headaches for police forces that have no idea what they should be doing here.

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              • #8
                ^because like it or not, its still gangs distributing it. I want all drug's legalized, including crack, and heroin, and fetanol and everything else. But I want that because it takes the crime element out, that's not the case yet with weed.

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                • #9
                  ^ You can decriminalize possession while still making distributing illegal.

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                  • #10
                    Hope my bus driver or my police officer will not be taking toke breaks.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
                      Hope my bus driver or my police officer will not be taking toke breaks.
                      Are they presently taking beer, wine, whiskey, or scotch breaks? Because those are about as relevant.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by moahunter View Post
                        Originally posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
                        Canada has had more presence in the UN and Washington in the past 5 months than in the past 5 years under Harper it seems.

                        Glad to see Canada taking its rightful place on the world leadership. Next is a seat on the UN Security Council
                        So, what exactly will we get from having a seat on the security council for a term, other than a bill for sending lots of Liberal ministers on expensive trips? Not getting on the security council was a mark of pride not shame for the Conservatives. We don't have any hope of getting one anyway, unless the Liberal government changes their opposition to Palestine issues, and starts speaking out against Israel. That ain't going to happen.

                        “Following recent votes in the United Nations in November, it looks like Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government is continuing a hard-line pro-Israel stance that was a major staple of the previous Harper government’s foreign policy.” (Source: Trudeau puts friendlier face on same pro-Israel position by Paul Weinberg, rabble.ca, December 14, 2015)
                        https://citizenactionmonitor.wordpre...-on-palestine/
                        And I don't really know how much prestige there is to doing a non-permanent stint on the UNSC anyway. I doubt that one Canadian in ten could tell you the last time we had a seat.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by moahunter View Post
                          ^that was his normal demeanor, he wasn't Mr sunny ways.
                          This is one of the more hilariously pathetic Tory schoolyard chants in recent memory.
                          “Son, one day this will be an iconic structure shaping Edmonton’s skyline.”

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