Archive for May 17th, 2012
Filmakers Ami Horowitz and Matthew Groff will release a movie next month that is a must see for the Byline audience, U.N. Me.
Here’s some of what the filmmakers discovered.
How a U.N. peacekeeping force stationed in Cote d’Ivoire fired into a crowd of unarmed protesters, injuring and killing dozens, and how the U.N. failed to investigate.
How the largest U.N. humanitarian effort ever conceived, the Oil for Food Program, devolved into one of the biggest scams in the history of the world, and how the U.N. never disciplined or fired the culprits.
How the organization that ought to be leading the international effort to eradicate terrorism cannot, nearly a decade after 9/11, agree on a definition of “terrorism.”
How the U.N.’s Human Rights Council prolonged the genocide in Darfur by attempting to discredit the urgent recommendations of its own investigative team.
by Lorne Gunter
If you lose your job, you shouldn’t have to take work that is beneath you. You shouldn’t have to accept a job that offers you less pay or worse working conditions.
If you find yourself unemployed in your home region, you shouldn’t have to move away to find work.
You should be free to make all of those choices. But the rest of us — we taxpayers and Employment Insurance (EI) premium payers — should be under no obligation to subsidize your decisions through our taxes and payroll deductions.
If you don’t want to take just any old job that comes along, if you don’t want to demean yourself with a position that doesn’t match your training or if you don’t want to move, fine. That’s your choice. Just don’t expect the rest of us to pay to keep you in your preferred lifestyle. Read more…
by Eric Duhaime
Are English Canadians on the verge of kicking Quebec out of the Confederation?
The person responsible for the National Post opinion editorial must have been flabbergasted at readers’ responses to this issue in the last few days. More than 60% of the paper’s respondents said it was time to let Quebec go.
Even if the survey has no scientific grounds and covers a very small sample, the results show the malaise that currently exists in the country. While the separatist option is becoming less popular in Quebec, it surprisingly seems to be gaining popularity in the rest of Canada.
There might never be a referendum in Canada asking voters if they want Quebec to go, but in the current context there won’t be another love-in like the one organized in Montreal in 1995 to keep Quebec in at all costs. Read more…