Marc Garneau now foreign affairs minister

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Marc Garneau now foreign affairs minister

Garneau embraces new US ties...

https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/garneau-embraces-new-u-s-ties-as-champag...

"Ottawa's new foreign minister says he will work with the incoming Biden administration in Washington to find ways to help two Canadian men imprisoned by China. Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau, the former NASA astronaut who lived nearly a decade in the US, made the commitment as he took over the portfolio from Francois-Philippe Champagne in Tuesday's cabinet shuffle..."

So, well used to taking orders from Americans. A perfect choice for FAMCAN.

kropotkin1951

Seems to say it all. We have a problem with our relationship to China so he says we will talk to the US. Canada has become an embarrassment on the international stage. Sycophants get pats on the heads but no respect from their global peers. Apparently having spent many years in the US is a good thing to have on one's resume if one wants to become a Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs.

NDPP

What to expect from Canada's new Foreign Minister Marc Garneau on Israel/Palestine

https://canadatalksisraelpalestine.ca/2021/01/21/what-to-expect-from-can...

"An attentive reader will note that nowhere in that total of 15 'priorities' [PM's 'mandate letter'] does human rights for Palestinians appear. CTIP assumes that Mr Garneau will attentively read the letter and draw the same conclusions on CTIP - that he is not to change anything with respect to Canada's ongoing support for Israel.."

If it isn't a priority it's because too few Canadians have made it so. Stop supporting Apartheid Israel!

JKR

NDPP wrote:

If it isn't a priority it's because too few Canadians have made it so.

In general Canadians don't care about "foreign affairs." It's mostly foreign to them. We also think that Canada isn't in a position to change things internationally anyways.  As it is,  it's difficult just changing things in our own country let alone foreign countries.

kropotkin1951

JKR wrote:

NDPP wrote:

If it isn't a priority it's because too few Canadians have made it so.

In general Canadians don't care about "foreign affairs." It's mostly foreign to them. We also think that Canada isn't in a position to change things internationally anyways.  As it is,  it's difficult just changing things in our own country let alone foreign countries.

I wish Israel would stop its apartheid however as a Canadian I must note that we have just passed the fifth anniversary of the Canadian Human Rights decision that told the feds that their treatment of indigenous communities was a breach of our human rights  codes.

Think about that. Five fucking years and I believe they have ignored about 8 non-compliance orders. The majority of Canadians don't give a flying fuck about anybody's human rights or that would have been an election issue and would be on the news daily.

JKR

kropotkin1951 wrote:

I wish Israel would stop its apartheid however as a Canadian I must note that we have just passed the fifth anniversary of the Canadian Human Rights decision that told the feds that their treatment of indigenous communities was a breach of our human rights  codes.

Think about that. Five fucking years and I believe they have ignored about 8 non-compliance orders. The majority of Canadians don't give a flying fuck about anybody's human rights or that would have been an election issue and would be on the news daily.

The very sad truth is that in Canada the human rights of Indigenous people has not had much public support but instead has been dependent on winning court cases, especially Supreme Court cases. Luckily our court system hasn't been politicized like it has in the U.S. or even this modest progress in Canada may never have happened. It's also been beneficial that NDP and Liberal politicians have been able to appoint many judges on their merit and they've also been able to establish human rights commissions. Maintaining a non-biased independent judiciary is vital.

kropotkin1951

SCC wins are now officially meaningless. What good does it do for a group like the Wetʼsuwetʼen to spend literally a generation taking Delgamuukw to the SCC and win the case only to have a pipeline rammed through their territory. In the meantime the Liberals and even the NDP go around to Indian Act leaders and pretend that they speak for their nations and try and ignore the hereditary Chiefs that the SCC says are the stewards of the UNDRIP rights.

NDPP

'Women's rights are human-rights, and this is at the heart of Canada's feminist foreign policy'

https://twitter.com/mbueckert/status/1368994457144729602

"To me, the funniest example of Canada's approach to women's rights is its free trade agreement with Israel, which features an 'inclusive' gender lens while giving privileged trade status to illegal settlements. War crimes and colonization, but make it intersectional!"

How quintessentially Canadian Liberal to polish such an awful turd in such a wokester way!