Friday, March 02, 2007

What you will not hear in question period

Here is something that I doubt we will be hearing from any opposition member in oral questions.

Mr. Speaker, this neocon government refuses to do the right thing and abide by our international and treaty obligations. When will this government do as the UN has asked them to do and shut down the safe injection site in Vancouver and restore Canada's reputation on the international stage?

From the article:

UNITED NATIONS - The UN's drug control agency is to warn Tony Clement, the Health Minister, that Canada is flouting international drug control treaties by enabling illicit drug use at a safe injection site in Vancouver and through drug-paraphernalia giveaways elsewhere.

Mr. Clement will be urged to shut down the initiatives, which the agency says effectively condone the use of drugs that Canada has agreed in an international forum are banned without a prescription......

"In a way [Canada] is encouraging illicit trafficking," Zhu Li-Qin, chief of the Convention Evaluation Section of the UN's International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), said from the agency's headquarters in Vienna.

For those playing along at home lets recap the position of the left:

Kyoto obligations good, NATO obligations bad.

UN obligations good, err bad, err just screw it and do as we say.


Torian said...


well said!

Anonymous said...

Imagine the UN not liking something that the Marxists in Vancouver are doing? (real conservative)

Anonymous said...

Most reasonable people recognize that nearly every organization does some good work and some poor work. The UN is no different.

I contend that politics and ideology are not to be adopted like a sports team, otherwise the result is nothing but disappointment.

Ardvark said...

Anon 2, I agree with what you have said including the politics part.

Being the partisan blogger I am though; it always makes for an interesting post when you can come up with hypocrisy from the other guy, and even more so when they are so rabid about it as in this case the left has been about the UN in so many instances.

Thanks for the comments.