The only thing PM Harper is proving is that Canada has no class!
If he can make it there, he can make it anywhere. Prime Minister Harper is taking a little trip to New York City to take of some business. But he's not going alone. More on that in a minute.
First off, congratulations to our head Honcho. He has been awarded Statesman of the Year by the Appeal of Conscience Foundation. You can learn more about this faith based advocacy group by clicking here. The award ceremony takes place tonight (Sept 27) and the PM will be there in person to accept the award.
Where he will not be in person is the U.N. General Assembly where world leaders have been gathering this week to speak on behalf of their country. Our representative will be our Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird. That's like sending your little brother out in the school yard at 3:00 to fight the bully you taunted just this morning. It proves once again that our Prime Minister needs a lesson in class.
I get it though. Canada has been snubbed at the U.N. over the last year or so with different committees it wanted to be on and they tore a strip off of us because of the appalling conditions on the Attawapiskat. And in the same breath, allow Syria to be on a Human Rights Commission at UNESCO. Not to mention the preferential treatment going North Korea's way. The U.N. recently named North Korea chair of a UN disarmament conference. Does any of that make sense. Not really. But why is our reaction like the kid who is never invited to the party but then when he gets the invitation sends John Baird instead!
All kidding aside, my point is simple. Instead of snubbing the U.N., an institution which Mr. Harper obviously has no use for, why aren't we sending the freely elected leader of our great nation to address the world about the things that matter to us? An end to violence in Syria. A nuclear-free Iran and subsequently an Israeli population breathing a sigh of relief. Why isn't our Prime Minister going to the United Nations and defending our country's reputation to the nations of the planet?
Because. A few lousy bureaucrats at the U.N. called us names. Send 'em John Baird. That'll show 'em.
You stay classy Canada.
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