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.”
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.