Thursday, March 17, 2016
Justin Trudeau, Stephen Harper, and Nerve of Peter MacKay
I was quite enjoying watching the pictures of Justin Trudeau in New York last night, championing the cause of gender equality.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was lauded as an "agent of change" at the United Nations today for pushing gender equality and urging more men to join the movement.
And promising that Canada would re-engage with the United Nations.
Because for me it was two more signs that we finally have our Canada back.
When my happy mood was shattered by a horrible buzzing sound...
And yes, it was the ghastly Con buffoon Peter MacKay, in a David Akin production, feigning outrage.
One of Stephen Harper’s former foreign affairs ministers slammed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for suggesting Wednesday Canada had been absent from the United Nations for a decade.
Trying to rewrite history, and make it sound like the Cons were big supporters of the United Nations.
Pretending not to understand what Trudeau meant, when he said Canada was back.
“And — I got to be honest, — especially as a previous foreign minister, when I hear the phrase ‘Canada is back’, I can’t help but wonder aloud where in god’s name does this prime minister think we’ve been?
When in fact their depraved leader Stephen Harper loathed the U.N. with every bone in his body.
For among other things, daring to complain about Israel's harsh treatment of the Palestinians.
And by so doing offending his boyfriend Benny Netanyahu...
For whom as we know, Harper would do ANYTHING.
And the Con view of the U.N., as outlined in a talking point memo from Rona Ambrose to her demoralized MPs, couldn't be more weirdly ideological, or just plain kooky.
“The difference between Liberals and Conservatives on our UN policy is Conservatives did not seek to have Canadian values or foreign policy validated by elites.
At the same time, Conservatives have always been willing to speak out when the United Nations doesn’t live up to the ideals that led to its creation, including on securing real results for billions around the world, who lack peace, security and freedom.”
The kind of crazy stuff an American teabagger might write about the place we helped found.
Where Stephen Harper never bothered to hide his contempt for the General Assembly.
Just as many of its members never hid their contempt for him...
Because that's how many of them turned out to hear his speech two years ago.
And he did shame us in the eyes of the world...
And what David Akin fails to point out, is that any money for maternal and child health came attached with the instructions that it should should not be used to provide safe abortions for poor women.
So it was built on a bed of misogyny and misery.
And all Justin Trudeau really had to do to convince U.N. officials that Canada was back, was tell them that Stephen Harper had been defeated...
Because he was that awful, and his actions couldn't have been less Canadian.
But then the Cons, and their stooges in the Con media, are trying to rewrite history.
And we must make sure they don't succeed.
Never stop reminding people that Stephen Harper was the worst Prime Minister Canada AND the world has ever seen.
And that if there was any justice, his hapless stooge Peter MacKay would have joined him in the box charged with his many crimes against Canada...
For they can run, or hide like Harper.
But we will not forget what they did.
And they will not escape the harsh verdict of history...
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