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An Apology from Canada to Palestine and the Rest of the World: The 10 Most Shameful Minutes in Canadian History

For those Canadians who have not been in the loop and would like to put into context what the Harper Government has just done, ask yourself this; was it to the best interest of Canada to vote and lobby against this resolution?

 

by chycho

The People’s Voice

Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada. (Photo: UN/File)

 

 
On 29 November 2012, John Baird, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Canada, addressed the United Nations General Assembly on the Question of Palestine. Below you will find the video in which he accuses UN of abandoning its principles by recognizing Palestine.

Most Canadians are embarrassed and utterly disgusted with what our Conservative government has done. Unfortunately, because of our ’First Past the Post’ electoral system and the bitter reality that a majority government can do anything they want, we can’t do much about it, at least not until the next elections. When that time comes, we promise to do our best to remove from power these fanatics who have shamed Canada and put us on the wrong side of history.

Canada, Question of Palestine, General Assembly, 44th plenary meeting

 


Palestine, of course, was welcomed as a Non-Member Observer State. “Voting by an overwhelming majority – 138 in favour to 9 against (Canada, Czech Republic, Israel, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Panama, Palau, United States), with 41 abstentions — the General Assembly today accorded Palestine non-Member Observer State status in the United Nations.“

Voting, Question of Palestine, General Assembly, 44th plenary meeting

 

 

For those Canadians who have not been in the loop and would like to put into context what the Harper Government has just done, ask yourself this; was it to the best interest of Canada to vote and lobby against this resolution? If the answer is that you don’t know, then Canada should have abstained.

In Canada, however, three times as many Canadians supported the Palestinian bid as those who opposed it. The most likely reason, we understand that when two parties are negotiating for peace they must be allowed to come to the table as equals, which was not the case when one party was recognized as a State and the other not.

For now, please accept our humble apologies for what our government has done. I can assure you that many of us are elated and celebrating much like the rest of the world.

Congratulations, Palestine.

 



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6 Comments for “An Apology from Canada to Palestine and the Rest of the World: The 10 Most Shameful Minutes in Canadian History”

  1. When the whole civilized free world is punishing the people of Gaza for electing Hamas, embossing brutal sanctions, siege, and allowing the atrocities and savage attack of Israel on the civilian population.
    Now canadian governments’ fault has nothing to do with the people of Canada…!!, and its only the corrupt government…..what a hypocricy
    Apology not accepted.

  2. Until recently I viewed Canada as our (the US) sane neighbor to the north. But I nearly cried when Harper was elected, even though I don’t follow Canadian politics much. It was clear at that point that Canada was as heavily infil-traited by the zionists as America, maybe even more. My innocence was gone.

    It’s mighty hard to watch a good friend fall.

    • No Dave E not sane. Plus they did not fall but the people were cut off at the knee. By Jews. Plain and simple to see.
      This writer has that correct that come next election these mother forking corksukers are outta there.

  3. yes congrats Palestine real canadians are with you.

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