Chief Spence asks UN to interfere with Parliament

- February 24th, 2013

Think what you will of Parliament and the Harper government, the fact is, Canadians had a say in who represents them in that big building overlooking the Ottawa river.

At the UN, we have no say.

Yet Chief Theresa Spence of Attawapisakat, who recently appeared in court to defend an illegal road blockade, is off to seek the assistance of a United Nations body.

According to the Council of Canadians website Spence will ask the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination ” to stop C-38 and C-45.”

Excuse me!

The chair of this committee is from Russia, the vice-chairs are from Algeria and Guatemala. Other countries represented include Togo, Pakistan, Romania and Burkina Faso – not exactly the countries that I want Canada taking advice from.

I’ve been warning against the United Nations for some time (see the lengthy list of videos here). This organization is not the global force for good intent of keeping the peace – it wants power and it doesn’t mind interfering in the affairs of one of the world’s oldest democracies to do it.

The CERD will apparently hear the complaint on Tuesday. If a representative of the Canadian government is in attendance their sole response to every question should be, “That’s none of your damn business.”

The UN has taken Canada to court to keep violent foreign criminals from being deported, it reviews Canada’s criminal laws and makes recommendations for change, it lectures us on food, it is calling for a global tax on shipping – without allowing for democratic representation.

It’s time for Canada to leave the United Nations.

 

 

 

See also:

VIDEO: United Nations wants less meat on your plate

COLUMN: Levant – Lawless Ontario and De Beers

VIDEO: Lilley and Robson – reorienting our politics

 

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43 comments

  1. Tim from Alberta says:

    And as soon as possible.why the US doesn’t leave as well and give the UN no more than six months to vacate their country….

  2. Ron Mitchinson says:

    I think it high time Parliament interferes with Thief Spence and her merry band of crooks. They all should be charged for misappropriation of funds. Throw the bums in jail and toss the key.

  3. Elaine E says:

    OH I SO AGREE with the above statement from Ron M. This woman has alot to account for and to answer for. Who does she really think she is? Does she think she really holds any kind of power or credibility?? I think NOT.
    Get a life Ms Spence you are NOTHING really to the rest of Canada, but a chief of a small reserve you have severely neglected and robbed. Its all a media grab for you and the majority of Canadians are quite frankly sick of you and other chiefs just like you who take from their own people and the tax paying Canadians who fund your monies!! Just go away.

  4. Warren says:

    Time to audit all of the reserves and start throwing the criminals in jail. Somebody should ask Spence how minorities are treated in Iran Egypt Saudi Arabia

  5. Robert Clark says:

    There she goes again! Spending huge amounts of government funds to attack the government and Canadians. When will Harper get tough and say ” enough!!!” What she is doing is so brazen I cannot fathom it!! Please stop this insanity now!!

  6. cheryl wall says:

    these natives are a discrace to canadians, first off really is there proof that they were first on this land? secondly, they sure need to realize that God created the world for all, and he is no respecter of persons so git off ur rears and go to work and earn an honest days pay cheif theif,and stop starving your own people with broken promises so you can get fatter and shop more, you are discrasing the native heritage by acting like a begger and a theif.

  7. Joe Gardner says:

    What more does Spence want? She just wants to line here pockets a little more. I think she should contact the language minister from Quebec. At least they may offer Spence there language police for help. I wish I was a Indian I would not have to work or even get out of bed in the morning an still collect a goverment cheque every month for doing nothing. Knowing the way she works, she probably has a bed pan next to here an someone whipeing here ass for for a $1000.00 a roll. She can afford it for the millions of dollars that can’t be accounted for. She an here tribe should move to Quebec they would fit in. Always getting something for nothing.

  8. Luke says:

    I think she should be thrown in to jail, as well as the people that are blocking the ice road up in the area. But everyone is to scared to take any type of action, look at the OPP they will pretty much let them get away with anything and they know they have the OPP and Canadian government on their knees. Of course anything that happens at the end of the day will come out of the taxes payers money! just stand that nobody is willing to setup and put their foot down to any Chief and say no.

  9. dennis says:

    helleo theif spence were did your 10 million dollars go,you wanted self goverment you got it and you spent it sorry no refunds

  10. Chantal says:

    I totaly agree with theses comments. Thief..oh what I meant to say was.. Chief Spence…she should keep making noise the way she is, this way the TAX PAYING CANADIANS will be even more informed, its time we stick together and demand accountability for the reserves…The UN is going to hear her case? Really? What a joke…The Canadian goverment needs to put on its big boy pants and treat EVERYBODY equal….She screams discrimination, well I agree, it’s dicrimination agains the rest of Canadian, if any of us would try to pull stunts like the Chiefs do, we would go to jail….

  11. Lynn Jones says:

    I have heard way too much from this person and her delusional squawking.
    Everything she does is a ploy to avoid accountability. It make me wonder why anyone puts up with her and why she has not been charged with mis- use of tax dollar funding.

  12. Gary says:

    Chief Theresa Spence is nothing more than a thief and a complete Nutbar she is definitely mentally challenged she should be arrested for misappropriation of taw payer dollars and for blockading De Beers,she is not competent.

  13. tinker says:

    I think the all the first nations need to be transparent and for every dime that was stolen and never accounted for needs to be payed back to us the taxes sense we pay for all they have and the treaty act needs to be abolished

  14. tinker says:

    We the tax payers who are against these illegal acts we should protest against there protest but we would have to be on the up and up.

  15. yvette says:

    I agree with chantal

  16. John M. says:

    You cannot undo hate. Going to the UN is an absolute embarrassment and is most likely the effect she is trying to archive probably with consultation and backing from the NDP and or the Liberals. Both of which will stoop to any low in order to embarrass Canada and the vast majority of Canadians. This just goes to prove how far out of touch the NDP and the Liberals are with Mainstream Canadians.

  17. Jammer says:

    As a tax payer in Canada I would like to know just how much longer is the powers that be going to put up with this disgrace?Ms Spence,and I say Ms because she sure as hell is no leader let alone chief,is a total joke and a laughing stock to the rest of Canada.I know this will sound as though I’m painting all natives with the same brush here but not all that long ago the indians were quite content to sit on their ass and collect payments from the Government of this country for doing absolutely nothing.No all of a sudden they are standing up blaming the government racism well you know what it’s sad to say but they brought this on themselves.
    Now she wants to go in front of the UN and try to force them to act on her behalf!! Yeah might as well make yourself look even more stupid there Ms Spence,of course the brain dead members of the UN would likely be just the type to listen to her.
    Oh and one more thing.I am getting more than a little sick and tired for being blamed for the state of the indian people in this country.What ever treaty’s that were negotiated and signed happened long before I was ever born so if you want to point the finger at anyone go look at your own people.

  18. Bob says:

    I imagine that if there was an “internet” in the 50′s and 60′s that this site would look exactly like a Southern Right Wing site expressing their hatred toward the Black civil rights movement.
    It must get pretty depressing for you Right wing-nuts to be wrong all the time. But I have to admit, I love watching morons like Brian Lilley stir you guys up. Hilarious!

  19. Earl says:

    Absolute and utter road apples!! The Useless Nations should most certainly be told ‘to mind their own damn business’ now and forever and somebody PLEASE grow a pair and deal with Spence and her ilk . They continually break the law and deserve the results!

  20. Larry Bennett says:

    Spence would go over really big at the UN, especially if she wears a war bonnet. Whoopi! Not just the 3rd world countries, but even the Germans with their fascination of the “Noble Savage” B.S.. Were the Conservatives to even make an attempt to opt out of the UN, would guarantee a majority, and probably start an avalanche of followers, though we would have to wait 4 more years for the Americans to join us.

  21. Dale Mullen says:

    Isn’t there some requirement before a person can address the UN? Would the mayor of my town be able to talk with/to the UN? How about one of our premiers? What about Brian Lilley? What about some corrupt local official? Surely there must be some basic requirement(?).
    Further, I fail to understand why our government has not charged Ms. Spence with the corruption which she has apparently initiated or at least officiated over on her reserve? If the information we are receiving is accurate, this should be very easy to do.
    Why must we tolerate such actions?

  22. Perry Fitzherbert says:

    i bet over half of you aren’t smart enough to know why the U.N. had to be created in the first place. Get a life and stop reading this biased bullshit.

  23. Perry Fitzherbert says:

    and “Jammer” there called natives. Unless your talking about people living in India.

  24. Kursk says:

    Ms.Spence is not smart enough to manage a lemonade stand , let alone a reserve that rakes in tens of millions of dollars, courtesy of the Canadian taxpayers.

    Who is pulling her strings, puppet that she is?

  25. Kursk says:

    Perry, have a closer look at your spelling before that glass house comes crashing down about your head..

    As one who helped to contribute to a thesis on the formation of the UN, out of the ashes of the League of Nations, I suggest it is you who have an infirm grasp on why this now rancid body was created..

    I suggest you stick to Rabble.ca, they seem more your speed.

  26. Richard says:

    I think the Canadian Gov should ask the UN to interfere with Chief Spence :)

  27. Ian says:

    Chief Spence is a very smart lady smarter than the whole bunch of you moron’s, Try to fight for your own rights someday see how tough it is.

  28. Cecil says:

    This is amazing. First of all, I don’t think that Chief Spence is doing any good by going to the UN. I honestly don’t think it will accomplish much.

    Having said that….
    I see a lot more racism here than I see commenting on Ms Spence’s actions. I have a solution to your problems. Why don’t you just make all the Natives leave? Get them out of here. Then all of your problems and worries will be gone. Oh, I’m sorry, that has already been done in the 1830 Indian Removal Act, signed by President Jackson.

    Years later, Abe Lincoln and Davy Crockett, who were only congressmen, tried to abolish the act, but had no success. Aprox. 65% of the natives were systematically murdered, between 1850-90. And British commander Amherst intentionally used biological warfare against the natives, trying to wipe the rest out with smallpox.

    There are many non-native Canadians and Americans who laid down their lives trying to help the natives from the “legalized genocide”, and although generations of natives still fell, it proved to natives that not all caucasians were greedy enough to try to wipe out a race just to take the land.

    But this was a long time ago right? Ppl say, it happened long before I was born, so don’t blame me. No one is blaming you, in particular, you need to think that when you’re talking about three generations being wiped out, 150-170 years it isn’t so long ago. The native communities never recovered from this and probably never will.

    Let’s play a game. Just pretend that the government “legally” wiped out 3 generations of everyone in your community. Who is left? Who is still left 170 years later? Think about it.
    The governments (Canada and USA) owe the natives now and in the future. It will take generations to rebuild what was lost. Not lost, but taken. In today’s standards this genocide would be considered a crime of intent. More over many will argue that this was the most massive account of genocide in the history of the world.

    You talk about lazy Indians on welfare. There are people everywhere in North America abusing the welfare systems. That problem is not specific to a particular race. It is particular to a type of people, lazy people, and yes, caucasions included.

    Cheryl says “first off, is there any proof that they were first on this land?” What ?!?!? Native Indian’s weren’t first on the land. They were always there, hence the term “native”. The natives didn’t have borders (countries, states and provinces). The natives never considered the land “theirs” to make borders. Mother earth belongs to all, and we to it.

    You may agree or disagree with Chief Spence’s actions. I have my own opinions of it too. But for anyone to take the discussion further and lash out at all natives, pre-judging (yes prejudiced) that we are lazy is simply ludicrous. I am an engineer and work a 60 hour work week. I work just as hard as my “caucasian” friends. (I have trouble even typing that statement without laughing…

  29. Bob says:

    @ Kursk
    You “helped to contribute to a thesis”? What did you do, cook the fries? I seriously doubt you even know what a thesis is, and what its used for.
    I suggest you find a bathroom and go brush your tooth.

    Are any of you pinheads aware that Bills C-38 and C-45 leave 99.9 per cent of our rivers and 99.7 per cent of our lakes without basic protection. Are you fine with some multinational corp. with their head office in Beijing pouring waste in your favorite fishing hole with no repercussions? Of course not….. your handlers have you focused on a Reserve Chief. Idiots!

  30. Kathy says:

    I agree with what Cecil is saying 100%. I would like to add also most natives pay taxes too.and ppl should get their facts straight.

  31. June Fowler says:

    I too agree 100% with Cecil. Comments beautifully and intelligently put forth here. Many of the comments on this subject are actually worrying, can people not make valid points any more with out slander and cruelty ? There is a bottom line here, in my opinion, that is, ACCOUNTABILITY by these mismanaged reserve’s and NO INVOLVEMENT by the U.N. for goodness sake’s! On that note, I feel, Tereasa Spence, should stop all this crazyness in Attawapiskat. Sometimes we should actually ? possibly ? fell sorry for this POOR WOMAN ? and her fan club as they appear to me as a Severely INTELLECTUALLY HANDICAPPED BUNCH. I guess I’m no better than others here ? not slander or cruelty, JUST an opinion.

  32. DarrinG. says:

    Really…She wants the UN to intervene and dictate to Parliament how we handle her wasteful Fiasco. I’m sure she’ll get it too! When the UN starts putting stipulation’s in place…like some of the “Anti-Family,Anti-Male,Anti-Israel Rhetoric and won’t do more than Lip Service for say Syria…It’s time to put the UN to the Curb. Not to even mention handing the Nuclear Disarmament Committee to North Korea??? As for Ms. Spence…She should be put into Jail! when will Canada stop being an “Apologist” for all of the World’s woe’s? I really hope that PM Harper…won’t allow for this. Just do same in kind like he did for Ahkmadjinadad of Iran. Ignore them and Walk Out.

  33. Frank says:

    spence is showing her ignorance & lack of education when she asks the UN to interfere in Canadian politics – has no one told spence that the UN is rife with countries that have the worst record of abuse & violence against their own people – and you have to wonder how much influence is being put on spence from the new quebec separatist party, formerly known as the ndp.

    also, have been saying it for some time now: Canada needs to withdraw from the corrupt UN

  34. Santo Casto says:

    Canada should start a campaign to revoke every single UN decision, resolution and agreement. We should remove ourselves from every UN body and demand the UN to move their Canada-based institutions from the country. And we should ask our REAL friends and allies to do the same.

  35. Jarvis Meier says:

    If the UN won’t step in to help the Palestinians or lend a hand in Syria I highly doubt they will do anything in Canada other than write a letter indicating how they are “deeply concerned” with what is going on here.

  36. Six Fires says:

    All the comments about Chief Spence are really UGLY, like the people that make them. Let them spend 3 to 4 generations in residential school, and their attitude may change. While they are there, they might learn what a TREATY is, an agreement between nations. Respect the Treaties and stop the GENOCIDE that began in 1492. Six Fires

  37. Six Fires says:

    Maybe the UN is outdated, re: security council vetos, representation by nation instead of the citizens of this globe. But, its all we have, an organization paid mostly by the ISA (Inperialists States of America). When will the People realize we are all in this together, our Mother Earth, that is. Six Fires

  38. Dennis Malischewski says:

    Throw her in bloody jail like the crook and her council are!If it were a white man they would be in jail a long time ago.when are we going to get one law for all races in canada?
    She is groping at straws now.Maybe she should go back to her teepee and stay there eating her KFC.

  39. Pam Nowell says:

    Are not the real victims here the folk on the reserves who are being denied the help the Canadian Goverment is already paying handsomely for while they are living in shacks without heat, water and proper food? IDLE NO MORE should be the rest of us advocating on their behalf. Chief Spence has BROUGHT ATTENTION to her ludicrous practices and is now using every diversionary tactic in the book to get us to fight amongst ourselves over racism and the UN. Don’t take her bait!

  40. Constantin says:

    Given how little Canada warmed up to Ms. Spence, the U.N.’s reaction to her petition could turn out to be beneficial by revealing the U.N.’s profoundly undemocratic and supranational agenda. If dissatisfied minority interest groups were bound, sooner or later, to appeal to the U.N. in order to circumvent the democratic process and pressure democratically elected governments, we could not have asked for a more direputable and least liked ambassador. This could be the turning point beyond which ordinary Canadians may begin to question in earnest the current incarnation of the U.N. and our participation in it. Personally, I would welcome a strident U.N. response, because most ordinary Canadians of my acquaintance still associate the U.N. with the concept of a peaceful community of nations and largely ignore and resist slowly emerging revelations of its supra-national, anti-capitalist and post-democratic agenda. The sooner they interfer with Canada’s internal affairs, and the more blatant the attempt, the better.
    Everyone knows that the Federal administration of “water ways” was not intended to interfere with the provincial authority to regulate the use of land crossed by every rivulet or wash and that the natives oppose the proposed transfer of jurisdiction simply because thay do not have the same stronghold over provincial legislatures and governments as they have over the Feds. And please spare us of the claim that it is all about “protecting” waterways. Our provincial governments are just as good as the Feds in providing stewardship in this matter. We all know that the argument is about ways to squeze more money from the taxpayer or the occasional private enterprise, and the rule is to keep it simple and as close to the old and tried federal government as possible. Similarly, the provision for increased accountability in managing federal transfers to first nations communities is an absolute must. The grotesque image of Ms. Spence spearheading the oposition to this long overdue measure of actual protection for the native communities is a thing to behold. I admist that I am in awe by Ms. Spence’s crass shamelesness. Aren’t we all?

  41. Sue Freeman says:

    Dear reporters, as I use that term loosely–heads up. Those of us whom actually understand sincere and real journalism are now witness to the abhorrent partisan Conservative practices you are purporting as supposed news. Chief Spence is defending the right and waterways of Canada and the rights, human and racism related, of tens of thousands of people throughout Canada whom are native. If you have a problem with upwards of one in four people in the next two decades being in workplaces, power positions and authority over important decisions that affect every thinking Canadian, I truly send you my compassionate thoughts. In the meantime, refrain please from defaming and moralizing your politics through the journalistic lens of trash Sun TV and Lilley-livered blogging. Peace.

  42. val says:

    I am wondering if and why Ms Spence has any support from her own band members, they seem to be the ones suffering from her misappropriation of funds. To comment on Cecil’s post, I believe you must be from the United States. Correct me if I am wrong but my understanding in Canada is, treaty natives (not welfare) are entitled to housing, medial expenses, ambulance expenses, dental expenses (not just basic treatment of pain but fillings, root canals, crowns etc.) food, clothing all of which is tax free. They are not required to pay the provincial sales tax or the federal sales tax. If they work they are not required to pay income tax. To me this is discrimination, when all other ethnic groups are required to pay for all of the above except for health care which all Canadians are eligilble for . The people who are on welfare do have most of that paid for but at a very reduced rate example: dental is treatment of pain only.

  43. Brian Stewart says:

    Spence will fit in well with the UN. The place is stuffed with greedy, corrupt and incompetent despots, dictators and human rights abusers.

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