New York City, New York 25 September 2014.
Words uttered by Stephen Harper, the leader of the Harper Government in Canada to the UN:
“And we feel strongly that no effort is ever in vain if it offers people an alternative to conflict and an opportunity to better their lives and those of their families.
“Canadians, therefore, seek a world where freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law are respected.“We hold these things to be intrinsically right and good.“
And we also believe that they are the necessary foundation for a better world for more people, necessary for prosperity, and with prosperity comes hope, and with hope, the greater inclination of free peoples everywhere to find peaceful solutions to the things that divide them.“Indeed, we believe that freedom, prosperity and peace form a virtuous circle. –
Well Stevie baby that doesn’t even apply in Canada does it?
From what? Lies, distortion and “misspeaks” in our very own House of Commons? To protest without harassment from the militarised police? To live in harmony with our neighbours without regulations separating us? Freedom from spying without justification and without judicial warrants? Freedom of choice to ask our employees (MPs) to do something and expect that request to even be listened to?
Just how much democracy do we have in Canada where even our MPs cannot vote the way their constituents want them to? In the name of democracy, we exported just what to Libya apart from death to civilians and the bombing of their homes, schools, hospitals and even their water supply from air attacks? The word “democracy’ should choke in your throat.
Tell that to our original people here in Canada and listen to them laugh !
Rule of Law?
Every Act you pass has removed the right of offenders to hearings in a court of law, because the “laws” are now controlled by regulations. These regulations when broken either deliberately or through the opaqueness of the regulations results in Ministerial review board hearings not visits to a court of law. So we have the ever expanding “rule by regulation” replacing “rule of law”.
And yet you claim to hold these things to be “intrinsically right and good”
.“Indeed, we believe that freedom, prosperity and peace form a virtuous circle. “
Where is that exactly? and for whom? Not here in our Canada which you have handed to the corporate interest of the world who, for the most part, are now free to challenge us at their corporate review panels every time they don’t make the profit they expected; thus the law courts are again bypassed. See your FIPA with China, Pacific Rim Partnership, CETA etc., etc., the list goes on and on.
It is bad enough when you lie to us your employers, but when you lie to the UN in our name you have shown us that you are just in way over your head.
Your idea, as a so called economist, is to hand the Canadian purse to international corporations and expect them to look after us !
I do not agree with or condone what you are doing to Canada Harper, and I am a long way from being alone in that sentiment. You claim to speak for the majority of Canadians, but you do not listen to anyone but your own base which at best now is 25% of Canadians. That’s a majority? Your inability to be open and honest and clear to Canadians is the direct opposite to your ability and willingness to announce international and internal policies to overseas audiences prior to Canadians and only highlights your feeling of inferiority and yet contempt for Canadians here at home.
I will close with these words:
“Where human misery abounds, where grinding poverty is the rule, where justice is systematically denied, there is no real peace, only the seeds of future conflict. – See more at: http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng/news/2014/09/25/pm-addresses-united-nations-general-assembly-new-york-city#sthash.0qOzEDeV.dpuf
Has it occurred to you that you were perfectly describing almost all of our reservations and downtown slums in every city in Canada? Where treaty rights no longer mean anything to you but are a nuisance; where promises made many years ago by our forefathers are broken systematically today with little thought to the results. Where the “rule of law” only applies in your administration’s verbal abuse of Canadians?
You may speak to the UN for yourself, but rest assured you do not speak for Canada or Canadians when you talk of freedom, democracy and peace and yet send war machines and military to attack civilians in other countries from the safety of the air not for the benefit of Canadians but for others. When did Canada start to need to hide beneath the skirts of our allies? Answer: since you became PM and replaced the Government of Canada with the Harper Government.
In absolute disgust at what you have done and are doing to Canada