By Yves Engler
A sweeping critique of Canada’s best Minister Stephen Harper’s international coverage, this e-book examines his function in backing brutal dictatorships and chickening out Canadian help for well known democratic events within the center East. The ebook additionally discusses Canada’s large army crusade in Libya, competition to social transformation in Latin the USA, and aid for a right-wing Israeli govt. With an eye fixed to Canada’s starting to be foreign isolation, it's a needs to learn in the event you are wanting alterations in Canada’s overseas coverage.
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A sweeping critique of Canada’s major Minister Stephen Harper’s international coverage, this booklet examines his position in backing brutal dictatorships and taking flight Canadian help for renowned democratic routine within the heart East. The publication additionally discusses Canada’s wide army crusade in Libya, competition to social transformation in Latin the US, and aid for a right-wing Israeli executive.
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Bush’s 2003 invasion of Iraq. The Conservatives have also taken an increasingly aggressive tone against the UN, a longtime punching bag of the US right. During the third UN anti-racism conference in September 2011 immigration minister Jason Kenney helped set up a counter conference in New York. ) The only government minister to participate, Kenney joined with former right-wing Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and George W. Bush’s ambassador to the UN, John Bolton, who once said “[the UN] Secretariat Building in New York has 38 stories.
I was astonished and disturbed by the comments of my colleague from Canada,” said Indian environment minister Jayanthi Natarajan. She was especially upset that Peter Kent accused poorer countries of stalling the talks when Canada and other highly industrialized countries refused to sign the new, more rigorous, accord. Before COP 17 the Conservatives made their hostility to a binding agreement on reducing CO2 abundantly clear. In the lead up to the conference South Africa’s High Commissioner in Ottawa, Mohau Pheko, complained to Postmedia that Kent was “bullying” and “arm-twisting” poorer countries in a bid to undermine the climate negotiations.
The world’s poorest people are the primary victims of global warming. The great irony is that the countries most responsible for climate change are least affected. A March 2011 McGill University study confirmed that climate change would have the greatest impact on the countries that contribute the least to global warming. While Canada and the US, for instance, discharge among the most greenhouse gasses per capita, places like Bangladesh and Ethiopia will be hardest hit by climate change. During the December 2011 Durban conference on climate change campaigners dubbed growing carbon emissions a “death sentence for Africa”.
The Ugly Canadian: Stephen Harper’s Foreign Policy by Yves Engler