Warren Allmand was a Cabinet Minister in Pierre Trudeau's government from 1972 to 1979. He was notable for tabling legislation as Solicitor General that abolished Canada's death penalty and for his unsuccessful Private Member's Bill to have the Queen removed from Canada's Citizenship Oath.
No longer in Cabinet following Trudeau's 1980 defeat of Joe Clark, Allmand was dumped from his position as Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice by Jean Chretien in 1995, and then Allmand chose not to attempt re-election as an MP. He later became a Montreal City Councillor for four years.
The almost 79 year-old Allmand has recently demonstrated a serious lack of judgement and coherence by becoming a Board Member of fanatical anti-Israel and borderline anti-Semitic group that deceptively calls itself Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East.
In his new role, the geriatric ex-politician has made bizarre comparisons attempting to equate Israel with Hamas. He says it is unfair that Israel should blockade arms from reaching an Iranian-proxy terrorist group, but complains there is no blockade preventing arms reaching Israel to defend itself from terror. He also equates Israel's nuclear abilities to its neighbours. Allmand must be ignorant of the fact that Iran, which seeks nuclear weapons, has threatened to wipe the Jewish state off the map, while Israel, despite having the capability, has never threatened the destruction of any of its neighbours, even Gaza, which launches attacks against civillians.
Allmand uses declarations of the United Nations Human Rights Council as support for his position. That body certainly caries as much moral weight as anything coming from Allmand. It includes such bastions of human rights as China, Cuba, Uganda, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh,Pakistan and until March of this year also included Colonel Ghaddafi's Libya. Allmand certainly picks the right people with whom to associate.
Allmand's pronouncements reflect the moral turpitude of The Sea Hitler's support and raises the question of why this effort to abet the terror group Hamas, which is a violation of Canadian law, is not being faced with criminal prosecution.