Of course she won’t …

In an article in the Globe and Mail which deals with the Trudeau regimes sudden volte face decision to abandon its support for former Governor General Michaëlle Jean’s bid -6874for a second mandate as the secretary-general of la Francophonie. The reporter quotes the soon to be secretary-general, Rwanda’s Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo, as saying, “In an interview with Agence France-Presse in August, [that she]  wanted the OIF to play a more important role on the world stage. She also said she would not criticize authoritarian regimes while she served as secretary-general … [adding] … “I don’t believe in giving lessons. I believe in a system in which we accompany, listen, ask questions, offer advice. That is how I see our mission in terms of democracy and liberty,” she said.

What she means, of course, is that, under her leadership, la Francophonie will abandon it’s second core mission, which are, (in English):

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By it’s very nature, la Francophonie is a very illiberal organization in which “peace, Finger_in_a_Dykedemocracy and human rights” are given short shrift by the vast majority of the members, including France. La Francophonie is, essentially, a little boy jamming his finger in the dyke as he tries to hold back the relentless surge of Anglo-American (English speaking) socio-cultural and economic hegemony, which is, right now, being followed by another, often still English speaking, surge of Asian power. La Francophonie provides Canada with yet another seat at yet another international table … this time at one which gives Québec an opportunity to display its own, unique socio-cultural achievements and ambitions.

I hold no brief for Mme Jean, I think that Canada’s change of position is, as “Jocelyn Coulon, an expert on foreign relations at the University of Montreal’s Centre for International Research and Studies, said …  {Ottawa’s] …  strategic decision to focus on securing the support of African countries for its bid to win a seat on the UN Security Council in 2020 … [and I agree that] … “This was humiliating for the government,” said Mr. Coulon, who was an adviser to former foreign affairs minister Stéphane Dion.

So, in pursuit of a second class, temporary seat on the UN Security Council Canada will go along with another illiberal policy choice.

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