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Monday, November 11, 2013

CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER, STEVEN HARPER, TO BOYCOTT COMMONWEALTH SUMMIT, IN SRI LANKA.

CANADA'S HYPOCRITICAL VIEW, CONCERNING HUMAN RIGHTS.
THE CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER, STEVEN HARPER, IS TWO FACED, ON 
THE ISSUE AND HIS DUPLICITOUS ACTION, IS ALSO A CASE OF THE POT CALLING THE KETTLE BLACK.

What about Canada's own Human Rights Abuse?
Quebec has now introduced, new amendments, to its Charter, that bans religious freedom.  There is more to be said, of Quebec's Charter of Values, than on another country's human rights.

On the one hand, as a Canadian Province, Quebec has shown, recently, in its amended Charter of Values, that it is willing to discriminate, against non francophone and particularly those belonging to specific ethnic groups. By banning the wearing of all religious garbs, and also the use of all religious symbols, in schools and the government. Quebec has also, effectively, diminished the roles and also the contributions, of those who choose to practice their religious beliefs, openly, as they are also, supposedly, allowed to do under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. And also in its attempt, to ban all religious freedom and to discriminate, or what some might also called, persecute, those who are non white, or non francophone, within the province. Those who are mostly affected, by the new regulations, which many also hoped, will not pass into law, are Muslims, Sikhs, Rastafarian, Orthodox jews, or anyone else for that matter, who are also non Catholic and who also practices a different faith. Muslims are also seen, as well as to view themselves, as one of the most discriminated groups, that is also affected, by this new move, of the Canadian government. Already, they are also banned, from covering their faces in public, when either requiring, or also providing a government service and this ban has also now extended, to the wearing of all coverings, including the hijab, for religious reasons. If that is not also a major human rights abuse, by the Canadian government, then I don't know what is. Ironically, the Inter American Commission on Human Rights, or the IACHR, will also be in Quebec, on November 22-23, to cover those issues, on discrimination and race. I wonder what its position will also be, before as well as after that event?. With Quebec's new laws, that also clearly infringes, on the individual's right, to practice their religion openly and that also openly discriminates, against religious freedom in Canada. 

WHAT STEVEN HARPER IS SAYING THESE DAYS.

Canada's fall out with the Sri Lankan government is no big deal. Both governments are corrupt and both of them has also commited human rights abuse. First of all, Canada's position on the conflict in Sri Lanka, between the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers, seem to have also been clear, on whose side that government was on. That Canada was not on the side of the rebels, was also made abundantly clear, when it also viewed the Tamil Tigers, as nothing more than a terrorist organization, instead of as a persecuted minority and also banned its activities, which are also closely scrutinized, within Canada.  That action of course, also did not stop the Sri Lankan population within Canada, those who were also in favour of the Tamil Tigers, to also voice their dissent, at both the Canadian government and the Sri Lankan government. Many of us still remember their acts of bravery, as they took over the highways, risking their lives, to protest the condition of human rights abuse, back in their homeland. Even back then, the Sri Lankan government, and not unlike Canada, was also being accused, of committing human rights atrocities.  And more importantly, the Canadian government also chose to take sides, with that government. So why the about face, regarding its position recently?
Why is it now accusing the Sri Lankan Government, of committing human rights abuses, during the long conflict, which also ended in 2009, when it knew all along that it did? Is it also trying to make itself look good, before the eyes of the world, in the upcoming commonwealth summit? Of course it is. It is the only plausible reason as well. We already know that its position is also hypocritical, because it also does the same exact things, as the other government, that it is also now criticizing. For Steven Harper to criticized the Sri Lankan government and to say that it has "failed to uphold the core values" of the commonwealth, is like the pot calling the kettle black. Steven Harper wants to look good, in light of Canada's own political scandals recently. I am talking about Harper's own government and the Senate's financial scandal and not to mention Toronto's own ridiculous Mayor, Rob Ford's, own drug and alcohol abuse. Those are pretty hard to top, as far as generating interest around the world. A government which is also falling apart from within, like Canada is also currently doing, can also not speak on other governments, which has somehow manage, to resolve their own internal conflicts, as Sri Lanka also did, in the ending of its civil war, in 2009.  Steven Harper should not make any comments, about other countries human rights abuses at all, considering Canada's own deplorable human rights record. And also in which more seem to be added to its disgusting human rights record daily. As mentioned earlier, take its recent attempts to stamp out religious freedom in Canada, as an example. Who also gives it the right to criticized other countries?.