January 26, 2016

Liberals look to do business with terror sponsor Iran

Brian LilleyArchive

The Trudeau government is getting ready to lift sanctions on Iran, pave the way for Canadian companies to do business and re-establish diplomatic ties.

While the Liberals say it is the right thing to do the opposition Conservatives say it will only help a country that is known as a state sponsor of terrorism.

“The approach of the former government was ideological and irrational,” Dion said. “When you have a disagreement with a regime you don’t pull out, you work harder.”


Opposition critic Tony Clement said the Conservatives oppose these moves due to Iran’s track record.

“The facts are that Iran is a state sponsor of terror,” Clement said outside the House of Commons. “It continues as state policy to deny the very existence of the state of Israel.”

Clement called Iran a “bad actor” in the family of nations.

Canada cut diplomatic ties with Iran in 2012 citing spying and harassment of Iranian-Canadians as among the reasons. At the time, then Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said the Iranian regime’s support for Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad and their ongoing push to acquire nuclear weapons also played a role in the government’s decision.

While Dion dismissed all of those reasons as “ideological” the move was supported by at least some Liberals at the time. Irwin Cotler, a long time Liberal MP, former justice minister and human rights advocate praised the decision of the Conservatives to cut ties and impose sanctions.

Writing in the Jerusalem Post, Cotler pointed to Iran’s call for genocide against Iran and an all-party report of the Standing Committee of Foreign Affairs that found Iran guilty of inciting genocide.

“The Canadian government’s decision to close its embassy in Iran and expel Iranian diplomats from Canada is as important for the reasons underlying the decision as for the decision itself. In a word, Iran has emerged as a clear and present danger to international peace and security,” Cotler wrote.

Now Liberals are cheering on the idea of Canadian companies working with Iran again. Asked if the lifting of sanctions would allow Bombardier to sell planes to Tehran, Dion’s answer was a clear yes.

“If Airbus is able to do it, why Bombardier would not be able to do it,” Dion said.

While Dion said lifting sanctions will help Canadian business, Clement worried about the lifting of sanctions funding more terrorism.

“Based on past experience with Iran when they have increased funds they in fact do funnel some of those funds to groups like Hezbollah and Hamas,” Clement said.


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commented 2016-01-27 10:15:28 -0500
The Trudeau’s are all Marxist traitors to humanity. Though I’m not sure the current flavour in our parliament even knows what being a traitor means. The intellectual elevator never made it all the way to the top in this one!
commented 2016-01-27 09:28:15 -0500
We now have toads running Canada.
commented 2016-01-27 07:53:59 -0500
No surprise here- Sacha Trudeau the PM’s younger brother is cozy with Iran and actually created propaganda for the terror regime promoting its “peaceful nuclear program” and now Sacha is one of the go to advisors on dealing with the worlds number one sponsor of terrorism. Sacha is a filmmaker. He made an anti-American movie, called Embedded in Baghdad. He made an anti-Israel movie called The Fence. And his latest masterpiece is called The New Great Game, about Iran’s courageous decision to defy America and Israel. Sacha made it in co-operation with Press TV, the state-run propaganda agency of Iran. And now he helps big brother form policy.
commented 2016-01-27 00:08:53 -0500
Stephane Dion reminds me of Chretien. They both mumble, can’t complete a sentence properly, constantly dancing, ducking and dodging. Once again dumb dumb is following Obama on the world stage by trying to make nice with an enemy, this time a brutal and violent Islamic regime. I wouldn’t want to be working at this embassy.
commented 2016-01-26 23:32:07 -0500
People quickly forget that we have boxed Russia into a corner, so Russia is collecting some of its marginal neighbours into a self-defense alliance. Russians don’t mess around when we mungle in their jungle. If we had not buggered up our trade and other relations (such as sports) with Russia, we wouldn’t be facing this horrible mess. Somebody upstairs isn’t thinking too clearly. Even though Russia is a bit of an acquired taste, they could still be a good friend, neighbour, and ally, and we wouldn’t have to worry about little stuff like this.
commented 2016-01-26 23:10:33 -0500
Cheer up and have no fear me lads. The minute Iran has a workable missile with a nuclear warhead and a viable delivery system, Israel will launch the biggest broadside the world has ever seen. Due to the fact that Iran’s H Bomb factory is buried under a mountain, Israel will probably use Nukes. Pop goes the Weasel.

It would be nice if they took out the rest of the middle east while they are at it. Pray that it happens when Trudeau is visiting his new trading partners,
commented 2016-01-26 22:27:27 -0500
Only a terrorist sympathizer would want to deal with a screwed up place like Iran.
commented 2016-01-26 21:57:50 -0500
Dion is still out of it, as it was as PM or whatever it is Junior decided as his resurrection. The guy is always grasping for us to believe his BS, while grasping to just believe it himself!
commented 2016-01-26 20:38:57 -0500
This is going to come back to bite Dion in the butt!
When Iran Nukes America and us we’ll be able to send him a card of thanks that is full of Nuclear Radiation fallout from the Iran Nuking!
commented 2016-01-26 19:00:01 -0500
It is common knowledge that the left/liberals/ndp are in partnership with islamic terrorists – both ideological and financial.

The US media is really pumping this message hard. Sweden is a great example of government letting it’s citizens come under attack from islamic rape-fugees and are happy to do nothing about it.

Suicidal liberals are not just in Canada. They occupy almost all of the top spots in all major countries.

This won’t end well. Ammo up if you can.
commented 2016-01-26 18:57:02 -0500
It’s the gazebo man!
commented 2016-01-26 18:47:40 -0500
No surprise considering that Justin’s brother Sasha has produced a pro-Iranian film. All in the family!
commented 2016-01-26 18:42:46 -0500
Trudeau is a simpleton and a moral relativist. It’s all joints, trust fund money and moonbeams to him.
commented 2016-01-26 18:24:35 -0500
Pull out support for Israel and give it to Iran. How predictably left of them.
commented 2016-01-26 18:04:20 -0500
Okay, it’s official, JT and friends are complete idiots. Yet another sad day to add to the list for Canada.
commented 2016-01-26 18:01:37 -0500
I believe in capitalism but really hate those that put the buck before patriotism. Just like the American Firsters, who wanted to maintain lucrative contracts with Germany, this movement is motivated by money over morality.
commented 2016-01-26 17:46:23 -0500
January 26, 2016
Dear Diary;
First day back in the house this year and I think I got through it quite well. It was nice of Gerald to tell Rona to be gentle with me. It reminded me back when I was telling that BBC chap that I got bullied quite a bit when I was young, but of course there was one time that I almost managed to beat her.
Anyway, now all these union guys are looking for their palms to be greased in return for all the campaign commercials they put on TV, the ones that told all those lies about Stevie and all the cuts we said he’d made. I still can’t believe that so many zombies fell for that; they still believe they’re true, even to this day. Anyway, Gerald has told me to remind him to make sure those anti-union bills of Stevie’s, the ones that called for union transparency and democracy, get on the list for repealing along with all those other goodie-two-shoe conservative bills that benefit Canadians.
Now some smart-ass has popped up to remind everyone that back when Dion said that the CF-16s would be out of, wherever they are, within “a matter of weeks” just as Harjit was saying that no date had been set for that. So then slippery Dion said that the deal was signed under the Harper government and that liberals won’t change past deals. I tried that line out on the union’s henchmen. When I regained consciousness (I used to hear that line on CBC’s Air Farce but now it’s not so funny) someone was asking me whether or not we’re buying F-35s. I could use an aspirin.
Just when I need something really good to deflect Lloyd’s and everyone else’s attention away from that ground-breaking, boundary pushing, artistic video that Sophie made a few years ago, my BFFs at the CBC ran the headline “Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reaches out to Trudeau government to correct mistakes of predecessors”. That line should keep my zombies happy and throw everyone else into a hissy-fit. Afterwards I said to reporters that I told Putin that “Russia’s interference in Ukraine must cease”. Perhaps I neglected to mention that it was back on October 13 in Toronto when I actually said that. I hope I haven’t inadvertently misled anyone.
commented 2016-01-26 17:43:57 -0500
I’m officially ashamed to be a Canadian today. God please help Canada, we are under the leadership of evil fools and morons.
commented 2016-01-26 17:42:42 -0500
This is why you never vote Liberal or any left-wing government to take charge
commented 2016-01-26 17:41:12 -0500
The liberals of the world are out to commit global suicide for some stupid reason
commented 2016-01-26 17:36:38 -0500
Need any more evidence that liberals are idiots?