Mulroney is totally disconnected from the Conservative base and from the views of common-sense Canadians.
Despite the efforts of the establishment media to promote Brian Mulroney as a ‘thought leader’ for the Conservatives, he instead continues to show how disconnected he is from the Canadian Conservative base.
As reported by the National Post, in a recent speech, Mulroney criticized the Harper government for not winning a (worthless) UN seat, and then said that foreign aid spending should be increased:
“Mulroney opened the speech with a criticism of Harper’s Conservative government over getting rejected for a UN Security Council seat in 2010, calling it embarrassing. He said Canada had bid successfully for a Security Council seat six times before the rejection.
“(It) is not, as this embarrassing rejection was characterized by the then-government of Canada, ‘a badge of honour’,” Mulroney said. “Stridency, disruption, and bellicose — but ultimately meaningless — hollow threats are not synonymous with principle and never lead to successful outcomes.”’
Here’s what Mulroney said about foreign aid:
“From there, Mulroney laid out his ideas for rebuilding Canada’s international credibility. He started with a call to drastically increase Canada’s “anemic and embarrassing” foreign aid spending — the exact opposite of what Scheer’s Conservatives promised in the last election campaign, when they proposed to cut foreign aid spending by 25 per cent.”
Of course, Canada’s foreign aid spending is not “anemic and embarrassing.” It’s already far too high, at about $5 billion per year. That’s money being spent in foreign countries, while Canadian Citizens are struggling.
In some parts of northern Canada, there are communities that have the highest per-capita suicide rates on earth. Many Canadian Veterans are homeless. Many seniors are living in poverty. Many Indigenous reserves resemble third-world countries. That’s where that $5 billion should be going.
Simply put, Mulroney is dead wrong on foreign aid.
Mulroney is also wrong on the UN, as the UN has revealed itself to be increasingly corrupt, anti-Semitic, and pathetically ineffective. Winning a security council seat is meaningless, since our interests (almost always) line up with the US, and we are against the interests of China, and the US and China both have a veto which they can use to cancel each other out.
Canada needs to CUT foreign aid spending, not increase it. And we need to strengthen our nation internally, rather than sell out our values for a worthless seat the dysfunctional UN.
Mulroney did get one thing right in his speech, calling for increased defence spending. But Canada simply can’t afford to both increase defence spending and increase foreign aid. We should be focused on building up our military, not giving money to foreign countries.
The establishment media will attempt to push Mulroney’s ideas as a ‘new path’ for the Conservatives, because the establishment media doesn’t want the Conservatives to become a party that actually represents Canada’s national interests.
Yet, the reality is that Mulroney is totally out of step with the Conservative base and common-sense Canadians, who want us to distance ourselves from the UN, cut foreign aid, and focus our efforts here at home.
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