Friday, October 30, 2009

Canada Tells United Nations to Stuff It


Scary Fundamentalist from the left coast starts his recent posting with this:
If only Canada had rejected all 68 outright, I would really be bursting with pride...
Canada told the United Nations Tuesday more than half of the 68 recommendations other countries say will improve Canadian human rights standards are unacceptable. In an address to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Canada rejected outright 14 of the recommendations issued in March, and partially rejected another 22.
And, note who is critical and who is not:
The Council agreed by consensus to adopt Canada's response as part of the international record, but not before Algeria, Cuba, Russia and Iran expressed additional criticism. By contrast, the United States said Canada "sets high standards for its human rights practices."
I think I'd rather be associated with the US than that other club.

I urge you to read the rest of it over here:
Scary Fundamentalist: Canada Tells United Nations to Stuff It

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