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Tue Nov 25, 2014, 03:32 PM

Canada votes against UN resolution condemning glorification of Nazism

Along with BFF USofA and our latest infatuation, Ukraine.

http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/djclimenhaga/2014/11/wtf-canada-votes-against-un-resolution-condemning-glorification-

I think Stephen Lewis was dead-on when he described the current government as “pre-paleolithic Neanderthals” and Harper as being driven by malevolence.

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2014/11/23/stephen_lewis_roars_once_more_in_takedown_of_stephen_harper_government_tim_harper.html

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Reply Canada votes against UN resolution condemning glorification of Nazism (Original post)
alcina Nov 2014 OP
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Response to alcina (Original post)

Tue Nov 25, 2014, 03:42 PM

1. I agree with Stephen Lewis, someone I feel very fortunate to have met...

"I think Stephen Lewis was dead-on when he described the current government as “pre-paleolithic Neanderthals” and Harper as being driven by malevolence."

As to the vote against the UN resolution, due to the wording, had they supported the resolution, it would have been contrary to Section 2 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

http://www.pch.gc.ca/eng/1355931062024/1355931133880

Many of the Harper government's votes in the UN are disgusting and 'malevolent', this one was not of that ilk, imo.

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Response to Spazito (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 25, 2014, 04:02 PM

2. Thank you for the clarification

I had not realized that about the CCRF. However, if that was the true motivation, they could have simply abstained. The fact that Canada chose to vote in solidarity with the US and Ukraine sends a very different message.

And how wonderful for you to have met Stephen Lewis. Definitely one of the great minds of modern Canada! Under what circumstances did you meet, if I may ask?

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Response to alcina (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 25, 2014, 04:15 PM

3. An environmental group I belonged to brought him in as a guest speaker...

As one of the board members, I was responsible for the communications between Ambassador Lewis and the Board and, subsequently, had to opportunity to speak with him at length. I came away having even more respect for him, if possible, than before the event.

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Response to alcina (Original post)

Tue Nov 25, 2014, 04:57 PM

4. Must be all those Immigrants in Alberta

 

They were probably mad the NDP would take away their Holiday.

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