The Right Did Wrong:
How Stephen Harper’s government destroyed Canada’s reputation as an honest broker and lost the vote for a seat at the UN Security Council.
Thursday, January 27 (7:00 pm)
Education Building, Room 165
87 Avenue & 113 Street, U of A Campus
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Stephen Harper’s Conservatives have gone out of their way to make enemies and alienate countries around the world. Under Harper, Canada has repeatedly sabotaged international climate negotiations; signed a free-trade agreement with Latin America’s most repressive state;unconditionally supported Israel against the Palestinians; obstructed efforts to reschedule the Congo’s debt; failed to cut aid to the Honduran military government after it removed elected president Manuel Zelaya; repeatedly criticized the Venezuelan government; militarized aid to Haiti; flew fighter jets near Russian airspace; paved the way for a possible attack on Iran; rejected a proposal to make diplomatic and financial support for resource companies operating overseas contingent upon socially responsible conduct; supported torture in Afghanistan and embraced an increasingly violent counterinsurgency war.
The result? Canada has few friends left in international bodies.
Yves Engler has been dubbed “one of the most important voices on the Canadian Left today” (Briarpatch magazine) and “in the mould of I. F. Stone” (Globe and Mail). His books have been praised by Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, Rick Salutin and many others.
Sponsored by the Council of Canadians U of A Chapter and Palestine Solidarity Network – U of A