Saturday, September 30, 2006

Oh Canada!

It's been a long time since Canada has taken the forefront in international politics but things have begun to change and if this week is any indication, it's a change for the better.

At the Francophonie summit in Bucharest, Romania, Prime Minister Harper did the country proud by strongly opposing a resolution that was meant to recognize the suffering of the Lebanese, to the exclusion of Israelis, in the recent war. Thanks to the work of PM Harper, with the help of Premiers Bernard Lord (New Brunswick) and Jean Charest (Quebec) a new resolution was drafted and accepted that recognized the suffering of the peoples from both countries.

According to the Lebanese representative Canada was the only opposing voice to the original draft.

For too long Canada has sacrificed it's position as one of the leaders in international affairs to instead be at most a significant second. It's good to see Canadian leaders stand up for what they believe in for once without requiring a international poll first.

It looks like Charles noticed this change in Canadian behavior too.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Same planet, different worlds. The Liberals just can't figure out Stephen Harper.

October 01, 2006 11:30 AM  
Blogger Bic said...

Yeah, it's that whole "underlying belief" system that has them all thrown for a loop.

They just don't know what to do with someone who makes decisions based on their own internal moral compass and not the opinions of whoever happens to be shouting loudest at the camera.

BTW, followed your link earlier and liked you site. Added you to my Blogroll.

October 02, 2006 2:04 AM  

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