Justin Trudeau and half his cabinet went to New York to formally announce Canada’s intention to return to the UN Security Council table.
In fine drama teacher fashion, Trudeau boasted, “it’s time for Canada to step up . . once again”.
He sounds pretty convinced that he’s doing a great and momentous thing but it’s important to look beyond the idealized view many have of the UN Security Council and instead look at reality, which will show that they consistently fail to live up to their mandate.
I share a list of the ways they’ve failed, one that I quickly rattled off the top of my head and I’m sure there’s more that could be unearthed.
What we do know shows that the UN has become nothing more than a debating society where there’s lots of talk and no action. It has been ineffectual for a long time but what’s even worse, in order for Canada to actually win that seat, it will cost us a fortune in bribes.
Don’t believe me? I set out examples of the wining and dining of delegates that many nations, including Canada, have undertaken in their bids for a seat.
Given the UN’s poor record of accomplishment, I ask, is it really worth it?