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Saturday, November 18, 2006

Harper urges human rights

I'm happy to hear Stephen Harper is urging on human rights with our trading partners. I hope he will soon bring his message to other parts of the globe, such as the United States, where wrongfully convicted persons are still being put to death, where the death penalty is still practiced in many states, and where the US government has more of its own citizens imprisoned, per capita, than any other country in the world.
Even more so, when our prime minister is done with his human rights campaign in other parts of the globe, I look forward to him coming home to Canada and dealing with the many outstanding human rights issues we have defaulted on here at home. Homelessness, poverty, illiteracy, and institutionalized racism towards Canada's First Nations, to name few.
Its good our present leader wants so many other countries to clean up their mess, but I really think he ought to get to work cleaning up this house first.


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