Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff has said Canada's chances of winning the vote for a seat on the Security Council have been hurt by the prime minister ignoring the UN for most of his time in office.Other Canadians seem to feel the same as I do:
Why can't a guy who is supposedly as smart as Ignatieff not figure out that sometimes you need to support our Prime Minister? Is it so hard for Liberals to think about ALL Canadians, not just Liberal thinking progressives?
Michael in Fredericton, NB
"Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff has said Canada's chances of winning the vote for a seat on the Security Council have been hurt by the prime minister ignoring the UN for most of his time in office."Wow... Thanks Mr. Ignatieff. That is a comment that truly shows the strength of your leadership. With a chance like this on the table, I'd suggest that the leader of the opposition do whatever is necessary to back the prime minister on this one and help fight for this important seat at the United Nations. If the leader of the opposition becomes lucky enough in the future, this may be a seat he would hope to occupy at the General Assembly Security Council meetings. This is Canada's chance to show strength on the international stage...
Ignatieff can say whatever he wants. Canada has not been this active on the world stage in decades. When Harper started his term he toured Africa and did a number of new partnerships with the Gates Foundation to build clinics and other resources for Africa. He was the first G8 leader to invite African heads of states to the meeting. Canada was one of the first countries to respond following the disaster in Haiti. Being involved in international relations is more than giving a speech at the UN, its about being involved. And this PM has a good track record. All of that without naming the new initiative on Maternal Health launched at the G8. We have solid relations with a great deal of the third world, the support of President Obama, solid respect from European leaders following the recent G8. This is Canada's seat to lose.
Our Prime Minister did a great job of representing Canada on the world stage today. I can't wait for his speech on Thursday. Lefties and their fawning journalists need to realize that Canadians are proud of the job that PM Harper is doing on the international level. The Liberals needed to come out in support of Canada's bid for a seat on the Security Council, not use it to try and gain lefty votes. It's a sad statement on the state of the Liberal party and Ignatieff as their leader, when they can't see past their own "hidden" agenda. Grow up, think about more than yourselves, and show some support for Canada.