Why I dropped my support for the NDP
NDP Foreign Affairs and International Development Critic, Alexa McDonough (Halifax) today called on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to break the silence that has muted Canada’s voice on the international stage while Canadians at home are expressing their growing concern for the civilians caught in the midst of a worsening crisis.
“I call upon Stephen Harper to speak up and denounce the brutal attacks being perpetrated against civilians in Lebanon, Israel and the Gaza strip,” says McDonough. “And when the Prime Minister does speak, let him remember that Canadians deplore the loss of innocent lives, and that he bears a responsibility as Canada’s representative to advocate the views of its citizens.”
Gaza strip? Why not use the name of the place? It is called PALESTINE. What a way to spin it, they are just as bad as our biased or mis-informed media. Is it a taboo subject for the NDP Party? Canada now has another party following instead of leading. Another party that turns a blind eye to the truth? All of Palestine suffers from the illegal occupation of Israel. Not just Gaza. The problem in the Middle East stems with our utter disregard and denial of the human rights abuses caused by the Israeli Government, their absolute disregard for the rulings of the UN. It looks more and more like Canada is a one party Country. I'm almost tempted to hand my vote to the BQ. A_R