The Toronto Star is lamenting that Canada lost because we have abandoned our progressive ways. Here’s the opening of their lead editorial today.I couldn't agree more, which ties into yesterday's post about the need for a League of Democracies.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been undermining Canada’s bid for a United Nations Security Council seat since he was first elected back in 2006. Our embarrassing loss to Portugal merely confirms that our image as a progressive, even-handed, nation has taken a knock on his watch.
Yes, that’s right we lost because we are not sufficiently progressive. Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe and the rest of the rogues gallery that makes up the United Nations don’t really give a hoot about how “progressive” we are. At least not in the Toronto Star sense.
read the rest from Eye on the Hill here.