I’ve long been reluctant to say it. But it just might be time for Canada to quit the UN.
Certainly, Canada has been a very important part of the UN since its very inception. But as the UN lurches ever-so-slowly away from its founding principles it’s become mired in cultural and political relativism that are slowly but surely leaving it unable to function as it was intended. Once upon a time, the UN was a place where things simply didn’t get done – usually because of conflicts of interest among the five permanent Security Council members, each of whom possesses a veto over anything passed by the General Assembly.
This was even before the UN became a convenient seat of international influence for demagogues. Before the UN was an organization where countries like Saudi Arabia, China or Cuba – among other flagrant and frequent human rights violators – could sit, in all places, on the United Nations Human Rights Committee. Before Zimbabwe dictator Robert Mugabe was named, of all things, the UN’s tourism ambassador. Before Iran could be elected to the UN’s Commission on Women’s Rights.
The atrocity of these things needs little explanation. But even as the UN actually...More >>