Wednesday, December 21, 2016

--Trudeau said his top responsibility is to serve the interests of the country that elected him.-------Julie Ali · University of Alberta "Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he would not hesitate to protect the interests — and the values — of Canadians if they clash with the agenda of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump." This is a very amusing stance for Mr. Trudeau to take. I have no confidence that Mr. Trudeau will be able to defend Canadian values and interests when he isn't even able to bring back Canadian nationals who have been kidnapped. Why is it that Mr. Trudeau can say that he will protect our interests when his acts fall short of this bluster? If Mr. Trudeau's government can't even bring back the Azer kids to Canada I doubt that he will be able to protect Canadians from any country. http://findazerkidsnow.com/ #MakeTheCall Nine months ago, her children were abducted and taken to Iran. It’s time for them to come home. Sign the petition and ask Prime Minister Trudeau to #MakeTheCall. December 20, 2016: 495 DAYS MISSING. DO YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION? Contact your local authorities. Contact the Comox Valley RCMP: Call: +1 250 338 1321 Contact INTERPOL: Send a message to the General Secretariat of INTERPOL. Contact us directly: Email: tips@findazerkidsnow.com Message us on Facebook or Twitter. Like · Reply · Just now

It may be the top priority of Mr. Trudeau to serve the people of Canada but really how can we believe him when the federal government can't even get Canadian nationals home? Where is Mr. Trudeau with reference to the Azer kids?  When will they be home?


http://news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics/trudeau-says-hell-defend-canadian-interests-if-trump-goes-too-far

Justin Trudeau says he won’t hesitate to defend Canadian interests if Trump goes too far

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks after meeting with indigenous leaders on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Thursday December 15, 2016.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian WyldPrime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks after meeting with indigenous leaders on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Thursday December 15, 2016.
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he would not hesitate to protect the interests — and the values — of Canadians if they clash with the agenda of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump.
In a year-end interview with The Canadian Press, Trudeau was asked where he would draw a line in the sand between himself and Trump, who promises to be a less-than-ordinary president of the world’s only superpower and Canada’s most important trading partner.
“I do not want to dive into the hypothetical, but you’re asking me, ’where is the line?’ The line, for me, is that I will act in a way that ensures that Canadians do not suffer and have all the benefits and opportunities that I can possibly give them,” he said.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Trudeau said his top responsibility is to serve the interests of the country that elected him.
That means creating good jobs, fostering trade with the United States and settling differences with Canada’s largest trading partner; but it goes beyond the economy.
“It is also in the interest of Canadians to have a more open, more tolerant, more secure world,” he said.
There are different ways to “protect and improve” opportunities and results for Canadians, which is something he said applies not only to Trump.
“In certain situations, it’s to work in a very collaborative way. In other situations, it will be to be very clear that we do not share the same values,” he said.
Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP
Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via APDonald Trump at a rally on Dec. 16 appears to be keeping his promise to bring back “Merry Christmas.”
Trudeau studiously avoided comment on Trump’s campaign pronouncements and has continued to be circumspect since Trump won the Nov. 8 election.
Still, Trudeau dismissed the suggestion that the mass deportation of Mexicans in the U.S. illegally would not affect Canadians.
“We are in a world that is getting smaller and smaller in many aspects,” he said.
Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion said it was important for the Liberal government to avoid commenting on the Trump campaign because it has put Canada in a good position to have a “constructive” and “instructive” relationship with the incoming administration.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred ChartrandForeign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion is shown during an interview in his office in Ottawa, Monday, December 19, 2016.
He said Canada would push the Trump administration to keep the U.S. engaged internationally because the world needs American leadership.
“What we want to say to our American friends (is) when you work within the international institutions, the multilateral institutions of the world, you’re great,” Dion said in an interview Monday.
“They need to work with others to improve the world. And we’ll be there with them, shoulder to shoulder.”
Dion also said it is now more important than ever for Canada to understand and engage with Russia, especially given the evolving dynamics between Moscow and Washington.
The U.S. intelligence community agrees that Russia tried to interfere in the presidential election, but Trump has dismissed such reports as “ridiculous.”
If the Americans want to change their relationship with Russia — and we don’t know in which way it will happen, I don’t want to speculate — Canada must be a player
His pick for secretary of state, the Texas oil executive Rex Tillerson, has ties to Russia.
“If the Americans want to change their relationship with Russia — and we don’t know in which way it will happen, I don’t want to speculate — Canada must be a player,” said Dion.
Trudeau deflected the challenge that the visiting U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden handed him during his state dinner address in Ottawa earlier this month: to defend the rules-based international order that was created out of the ashes of the Second World War. Biden also stressed the importance of fighting climate change.
“The weight of responsibility I feel on my shoulders is very much related to Canadians and their expectations of what their government can do for them and how we can improve Canada’s standing at home and in the world,” Trudeau said.

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“I didn’t work so hard to sign the free trade deal with Europe just because I wanted to make a point on the world stage,” he said. “It’s going to be good for Canadians — good for Canadian producers to have access to a market of 500 million people.”
He said the same goes for wanting to balance the environment and the economy, reconcile with Aboriginal Peoples, play a bigger role at the United Nations and welcome refugees into Canada.
“If it’s a handy example on the world stage, fine. But that’s not why we’re doing these things,” he said.
“We’re doing things to build a stronger Canada with more opportunities for people here.”




Julie Ali · 

"Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he would not hesitate to protect the interests — and the values — of Canadians if they clash with the agenda of U.S. president-elect Donald Trump."

This is a very amusing stance for Mr. Trudeau to take.

I have no confidence that Mr. Trudeau will be able to defend Canadian values and interests when he isn't even able to bring back Canadian nationals who have been kidnapped.

Why is it that Mr. Trudeau can say that he will protect our interests when his acts fall short of this bluster?

If Mr. Trudeau's government can't even bring back the Azer kids to Canada I doubt that he will be able to protect Canadians from any country.

http://findazerkidsnow.com/
#MakeTheCall
Nine months ago, her children were abducted and taken to Iran. It’s time for them to come home. Sign the petition and ask Prime Minister Trudeau to #MakeTheCall.
December 20, 2016:
495 DAYS MISSING.
DO YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION?
Contact your local authorities.
Contact the Comox Valley RCMP:
Call: +1 250 338 1321
Contact INTERPOL:
Send a message to the General Secretariat of INTERPOL.
Contact us directly:
Email: tips@findazerkidsnow.com
Message us on Facebook or Twitter.
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George Kofoed · 

Oh look...he's going to allow an American petro-company to ram a pipeline through the lower mainland BC despite massive opposition, and for what....corporate profits. Defend BC and British Columbians from predatory US based fossil-fuel industry looking to lay waste to BC's wilderness lakes, rivers and forests, and you "may" gain back some credibility, otherwise STFU and GTFO with your lies.
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Lynn Oster · 

Take a pill. There is no massive opposition. More taxpayers support our resource industry than you eco-terorists that oppose it by far.
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George Kofoed · 

Lynn Oster name-calling is the hallmark of the unintelligent and witless. Merry Christmas.
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Mark McCaig · 

Lynn Oster , I can't figure out this "Eco-terrorist" label. A terrorist is someone who commits violent acts meant to inspire fear. That doesn't exactly sound like too many of the ecologically aware people I have ever run across.
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Julie Ali · 

Mark McCaig Usually this is the sort of comment you get from dinosaur PC folks in Alberta.

Anyone who protests about some of the problems of resource development is an ecoterrorist. It seems to be the way they marginalize folks and end questions by citizens.

It has only been recently that we have begun asking questions in Alberta about the side effects of the oil and gas industry. I am curious about residues such as the oilsands tailings ponds which appear to be a permanent feature of our landscape. It seems that the folks who were telling us that they will be able to turn tailings back to land are now retiring without any sort of conversion discovery .

We've also learned about fracking resulting in well water on fire in Rosebud, Alberta where Jessica Ernst is being slowly bankrupt by the oil and gas industry for daring to protest the GOA's failures to protect citizens impacted by the industry.

It's very difficult to be an ecoterrorist when you are kept in the dark about problems as we have been in Alberta. Heck we wouldn't have found out about the two oilspills a day record of the industry until some ecoterrorists (sorry researchers) told us about this.

In Alberta, transparency is a dirty word. And labelling folks as being anti-oil when we are most concerned about the health problems associated with the oil and gas industry or the pollution problems --well that's the way to do the silencing of citizens.

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