March 06, 2016

Your tax dollars at work? Dion contributes $15M to bully-led UN Human Rights Council

David MenziesMission Specialist
 

It’s not crazy to expect that if a nation gains admission to an international human rights council, that nation should actually demonstrate a commitment to human rights, yet that’s not the case at the United Nations

During the past 15 years, 62% of the countries that served on the Human Rights Council were either dictatorships or authoritarian — almost two-thirds were the world’s bullies!

The membership of the countries that belong to the U.N.’s Human Rights Council, looks like a rogue’s gallery of the worst human rights violators on the planet.

There’s Saudi Arabia where the deplorable treatment of women is well known (except to progressives) and Venezuela, where police and security forces arrest, detain and beat members of the public with impunity.

Reality at the U.N. is beyond parody. Inviting the most egregious regimes to be part of a council that champions the rights these member-nations deny their own citizens back home!

The list of members with atrocious human rights records is a long one – from Algeria and Nigeria to China and Russia and it’s been that way for years.

But here’s something new: your tax dollars are now being earmarked to prop up this farce.

Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion recently announced a $15-million contribution to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, saying Canada wants to re-engage with the council as part of the Liberal government’s broader embrace of the U.N. Dion’s spokesman says while Canada recognizes the “shortcomings” of the council, the feeling is that the only way to improve the council is by engaging it directly.

Seriously? A Canadian presence on the council, chastising the likes of Saudi Arabia or Venezuela will bring about policy changes in those regimes?

Wouldn’t it be better for Canada to boycott this farcical human rights council rather than prop it up with millions of our tax dollars?

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commented 2016-03-07 14:40:40 -0500
Close to 80% of Canadians either can’t be bothered to vote or vote for a ‘progressive’ party. We’ll be circling the bowl soon enough unless this changes.
commented 2016-03-07 14:26:41 -0500
Jim Schulz…well, lazy, uninformed, smug, gullible, sanctimonious, petty, shallow, selfish, dull…
I think that’s 60% of us unfortunately.
commented 2016-03-07 14:25:20 -0500
At Jim Schulz: “Canada is led by a bunch of fools. What does this say about Canadians?”

True. However we have to remember Liberals got in with 39% of the vote, so really, 60% of Canadians didn’t want them in power.
commented 2016-03-07 14:20:31 -0500
Jim Schulz – Over 60% of Canadians didn’t vote for Trudy! What does that say about what he doing to our country?
commented 2016-03-07 13:31:04 -0500
Yes Canada is lead by a bunch of elected fools. What does this say about Canadians?
commented 2016-03-07 13:31:03 -0500
Yes Canada is lead by a bunch of elected fools. What does this say about Canadians?
commented 2016-03-07 13:00:27 -0500
my country has screwed taited blood victims im one i have proof the consevaratines screwed us bet even worse the god dammed liberals paid yours and my tax dollars to lawyers to cheat us out of timely justice and fair compensation for 2 or 3 terms in office liberals are the worst kind of trash there is they would rather help anybody but a canadian now that con man arrogant little prick trudeau he should be forced to have a psych assesment i believe he has a true mental health issue his mother and brother to people please think about this what kind of warped mind would want to allow a terrorist to keep the ultimate honor of a canadian citizenship serious ask the none belivevers liberals to really ponder this
commented 2016-03-07 11:50:55 -0500
sorry david you are wrong..dion contributes nothing, well intelligible at any rate, the money comes from us and our children via pm justin butts…this crew of fascists will surrender our sovereignty to the UN and agenda 21.
commented 2016-03-07 11:32:21 -0500
Terry, big hairy deal, so you are an academic in some bureaucratic role in some made up Canadian human rights industry, “using accounting methods used within UN organizations”.
Well you sure brought down Bravo Zulu a peg or two, NOT.
commented 2016-03-07 09:52:42 -0500
Bravo Zulu – If you actually worked for the UN for two years and did nothing to call out any corruption you saw, well, YOU sir are part of the problem. A complete and utter disgrace. See something, say something. Why are you complaining about this years after the fact, after clearly having been part of the problem in the first place?

If what you say is true, please point some fingers at specific individuals and raise a big old stink. Canada will surely get behind you.

Signed – someone who has translated and edited many reports on efforts to enhance accountability and management accounting methods used within UN organizations.
commented 2016-03-07 09:43:10 -0500
It’s good to have the human rights violators at the table. Yes, unfortunately this means they try to water stuff down, but that doesn’t really matter anyways because the UN is not designed to force solutions – everything is optional.

Better for them to be at the table, and for us to join them at the table, where we can work towards promoting the strongest standards we can get out of them (which, yes, will surely fall short of how far we want them to go, but any move in the right direction is a move in the right direction).

This is where we want them. At the table, talking about human rights.

And, seriously, progressives are well aware of the record of the Saudis. Why do you think they were all up in arms when that $15 billion military equipment deal went through? That was not only a needless cheap point, but it is also a fact fail.
commented 2016-03-07 09:34:57 -0500
David Tremblay Human Rights are slowly improving in Saudi Arabia? Don’t ever forget the Saudi school girls dying in a fire because they could not flee the building, forced back in by the “Virtue and Vice Police” for not wearing the head to toe black body bag.
commented 2016-03-07 09:02:14 -0500
Lefty Tremblay Propagandizes :
Only by continuing to fund the Human Rights Council will it continue to improve human rights in the world. And yes there are some countries that have horrible human rights records on this council but they are slowly improving. I wish they would improve faster but if they are not funded they will definitely never improve. Really? Really? Saudi Arabia and Venezuela are both petro states neither requiring monies……………..! They have no desire to “improve” anything that is currently working so well for the elite in control. In fact, quite the opposite. Their preference would be for us to devolve to their level of “human rights” thus eliminating the pesky criticisms of their practices and providing greater control!
commented 2016-03-07 08:25:14 -0500
Actually,
Many Liberals seek to be on boards to be seen as important but generally are part of the problem not the solution. You would think that getting on all the boards and steering committees would be a good thing, but lots of them are nothing more than a pat on the back moot board that has little effect on life.

I think Dion is a bit of a Odd duck, but if he wants to be on that board fine, but why not 1 million instead of 15 mil. is there some sort of extortion going on? what is that money for, to pay its board members??? this is the real problem. The construct is built with Both good apples and rotten ones, hoping the rotten ones will get it. But its not set up to create tat, and they don’t get it. And we send LAV’s to them because we take sides with them over other evil dictators. So, its no surprise our evil dictator friends are on the board, we sell Lavs to them.
Apparently its promised that God will protect Mecca and because he is almighty no one would be able to destroy it. So clearly to end all this, would be to do something really pushy and that is to nuke Mecca in the Sirat. That would be the first step to peace in the middle east.
commented 2016-03-07 08:25:14 -0500
Actually,
Many Liberals seek to be on boards to be seen as important but generally are part of the problem not the solution. You would think that getting on all the boards and steering committees would be a good thing, but lots of them are nothing more than a pat on the back moot board that has little effect on life.

I think Dion is a bit of a Odd duck, but if he wants to be on that board fine, but why not 1 million instead of 15 mil. is there some sort of extortion going on? what is that money for, to pay its board members??? this is the real problem. The construct is built with Both good apples and rotten ones, hoping the rotten ones will get it. But its not set up to create tat, and they don’t get it. And we send LAV’s to them because we take sides with them over other evil dictators. So, its no surprise our evil dictator friends are on the board, we sell Lavs to them.
Apparently its promised that God will protect Mecca and because he is almighty no one would be able to destroy it. So clearly to end all this, would be to do something really pushy and that is to nuke Mecca in the Sirat. That would be the first step to peace in the middle east.
commented 2016-03-06 23:32:56 -0500
Terry Black, some good points.

Harper’s election slogan was “Justine is just not ready.”
The PM Intern is 44 years old right now, in 10 years he’ll be 54; and he will not be any smarter nor effective nor rational.

If you can’t figure shit out by the time you’re 44, you’re pretty much incompetent for life.
What Jihad Junior is now is all you’ll ever get.

He has leftist, thus irrational, indoctrination.
Which carries these attributes…

• socialism-based ideals
• nanny-statism
• higher taxes to fund ideology
• enforced high-dependency on the state as a means of production
• Tall Poppy Syndrome; knock down those who strive harder to succeed
• disdain for entrepreneurial spirit
• despisal of free enterprise and a laissez faire economy
• censorship of criticism
• patronizing narcissism
• holier-than-thou virtue-signalling
• argumentation through guilt-trips, blame-shifting, and using shame on others as a weapon of control

@climatefallacy
commented 2016-03-06 23:30:09 -0500
Everything with Trudeau is about image with no substance. They work at cultivating the image of tolerance while they advance the most radical agenda we have ever seen and I hold the media at greater responsibility than the government who is just begin themselves but I have nothing but contempt for the guardians of democracy who have fallen in love with Trudeau and the golden handshake they are getting from him.
commented 2016-03-06 22:54:24 -0500
It does get worse and worse. As if the individual gets a say other than its vote. Great big governments are in vogue. The world gov’t is the coolest.
commented 2016-03-06 20:02:52 -0500
It just gets worse and worse, what else can I say but why is it that Canadians are so dam blind that they didn’t realize we had it so good, when whether people like Harper or not he had the country percolating right along and stood up against the obvious atrocities that are happening around the world! This Government on the other hand seems’ to have a penchant for going against the grain of what most Justice minded Canadians desire and if there is a tinder box or a stinking pile of crap that one needs to either shut down or stay away from PM Justin and the Liberals want stick our heads’ right in the middle of the manure pile!This Liberal Government clearly comes across as the enemy of Canada and the Canadian people – with what they have performed so far, I am sorry but they really project outwardly to me as literal tyrants! They are nothing but trouble personified as far as I am concerned, they are so Globalized and PC that they have done everything against Canada and it looks like the more we don’t like it – the worse they will do in turn for utter spite? what else would you call it?
commented 2016-03-06 19:49:33 -0500
Bill Elder says, “China and India are burning coal as fast as they can”

Nothing wrong with that, they understand that man-caused climate change is a hoax.
Respect to them for that.
I recommend they go as hard as they can to boost their economies.
They’d be stupid and even more inhumane to do otherwise.

@climatefallacy
commented 2016-03-06 19:45:29 -0500
This $15M is just the Liberals repaying the money that the Marxist controlled UN spent, to ensure Trudeau’s Election win.
commented 2016-03-06 19:29:58 -0500
Bill, you are right on but……we have an intellectual midget as a leader and HE seems bound and determined to bring Canada to its knees and to bow at the feet of a bunch of bullies and slave traders. WE have no voice in this country, we are powerless to stop the madness that is this liberal government.
commented 2016-03-06 19:27:37 -0500
Stephen Harper, with very good reason, showed his contempt for this bunch of dysfunctional ‘do gooders’, many times walking out of meetings. TruDOPE of course, will do the opposite, idiot that he is….what more could we expect from him. Dion is a weakling, always has been, and will bow at the feet of these bullies.
commented 2016-03-06 18:55:13 -0500
Yeah the UN record on enforcing sanctions against human rights violators is dismal.

The NorKs are snuffing peple caughtwith bibles, The Saudies an Iraqi murder Kurds o sight and run a burgeoning slave trade, South east Asia has child sex slaves and sex tourism, Afghanis, Turks and others keep the world supplied with misery via their heroin trade , and China and India are burning coal as fast as they can mine it but the UN comes to Canada to lecture us on our diets – hypocrisy writ large. – nuff said, pull the funding plug on these frauds.
commented 2016-03-06 18:51:16 -0500
Bill Elder , you nailed it.
commented 2016-03-06 18:40:52 -0500
Are we still a member of this thing? The UN is so 60s hippie dippy new-age Neo-pagan gone greedhead and bling crazy. – and more recently it’s just plain creepy filled with freeloading skanks from despotic backwaters and idle class hysterics from Europe.

Looks like Citroen Dion is buying himself a comfy place to land when the country tanks.
commented 2016-03-06 18:20:27 -0500
Hello, Mr. Dion. What EXACTLY does ‘engage’ mean to our new 100+ Days of Sunny Ways government? Send money perhaps? Ok, check done. You seriously think any of these countries want to have a dialogue? With you, in particular, or anyone from your government in Canada? What is this money being used for, gender equality/parity equity classes perhaps. Or I have a few suggestions: perhaps driver training for the women in Saudia Arabia who are not permitted to drive by that misogynistic society; how to live outside the burka as modern women. Hey, Mr. Dion I have a big hole in my back yard that’s just yearning for some of your free money and I will promise not to be so critical of your government if you bring the dump truck to my address.
commented 2016-03-06 18:05:42 -0500
Dion— wasn’t he one of the quintuplets?
commented 2016-03-06 18:03:15 -0500
Too funny
MENZOID
I getting on your case right now . Next month for “EARTH DAY” I want and expect aleast a half hour special.