So, the United Nations has been busy accusing Canada of various high crimes and misdemeanours, as our American friends put it. They are aided in this by many disaffected Canadians who are given a loud voice by leftish media outlets. The end result is that Prime Minister Trudeau, in order to appease the likes of “Pink Lloyd” Axworthy and former UN Ambassador Paul Heinbecker in Canada, and sundry murderous autocrats who have votes in the UN, goes about using his government’s regulatory power to sabotage pipelines projects and hands out money to corrupt third world dictators.
The UN’s latest (first link, from CTV News, above) was to say that “A United Nations committee working to end racism is urging Canada to immediately stop the construction of three major resource projects until it obtains approval from affected First Nations … [and] … The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which monitors a convention to end racial discrimination signed by countries including Canada, is calling for a suspension of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, Site C dam and Coastal GasLink pipeline.“
Apparently, the UN committee heard, from the media-savvy hereditary leaders of the Wet’suwet’en first nation, that some first nations oppose the Coastal Gas pipeline. But that’s rubbish; as a report from Thomson Reuters points out, “Coastal has the support of all First Nations along the route” of the proposed (and approved) pipeline, including the support of the elected leaders of the Wet’suwet’en first nation. That’s right, the people of the Wet’suwet’en first nation want a pipeline to be built through their territory. They want the jobs. The elected leaders support the Coastal Gas pipeline project. It is the hereditary leaders ~ who should, like our gracious Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles and Prince Harry, have purely ceremonial roles ~ are playing politics with pipelines.
But the UN committee didn’t know that. The Thomson Reuters report goes on to say that the hereditary chiefs’ “opposition caused the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination last month to call for construction to stop on Coastal and two other western Canadian resource projects until they garner greater indigenous support … [but] … Committee Chairperson Noureddine Amir [link added by me] said he was unaware that Coastal had broad indigenous backing .. [adding that] … “I did not know that most First Nations agree on that. This is something new that comes to my understanding,” Amir said in a phone interview from Algiers. Asked why the committee did not gather more information, Amir said its role does not include investigations.” In fact, an article in the National Post says that “Haisla Nation Chief Crystal Smith, whose community has signed a community benefit agreement with Coastal, told the National Post, “I frankly find it condescending to the work the 20 nations have done in the past six or seven years to get the project to where it is today” … [and] … She said the UN directive points to the bombastic quality of discussion around major resource projects in Canada, which have received intense scrutiny over the past decade largely due to a perception of widespread First Nations opposition … [saying that] … “I think it speaks volumes in terms of the sensationalism (around) a topic that is getting so much attention,” Smith said. “There are sides to the story that are not being reflected and frankly there are not many voices in the media in support of the project” … [and] … Amir’s admission of ignorance also sparked a heated response from the Alberta government and various First Nations representatives … “I nearly spat out my coffee,” Chris Sankey, former elected band councillor with the Lax Kw’alaams First Nation in Prince Rupert said Friday. The community was in years of negotiations over the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG project, which has since been scrapped … [adding that] … “Of all people, someone in his position, you would think the very first thing he would do is at least to gather information on both sides of the story. It’s unfortunate he never did his homework … “He could have looked it up online and found out in seconds,” he said.“
But that’s the United Nations: pontification without investigation. And that’s the body that Justin Trudeau and Chrystia Freeland, two fake leaders, want, desperately, to appease (and is spending millions of our tax dollars to appease) so that Canada might get a worthless, second class, temporary seat on the UN Security Council … all for vanity. Team Trudeau‘s contempt for Canada’s First Nations could not be more evident.
Canada needs a 180° course correction re the UN. We need to stop even trying to join the UN Security Council. In fact, we should redouble our efforts to promote major reforms of that body. Canada needs to, publicly and officially repudiate the horrid report of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and demand that Chairman Noureddine Amir come to Canada and, publicly, again, apologize to the First Nations for doing sloppy, sub-standard work that totally misrepresents the truth.
In short, Canada needs a new, Conservative, government.