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Canada abstains from vote

Canada abstains from vote

Postby maryjane48 » Dec 21st, 2017, 12:38 pm

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Re: Canada abstains from vote

Postby Verum » Dec 21st, 2017, 1:01 pm

Canada should have had the conviction to vote, one way or the other. Now we look spineless, and against the US, rather than in conscientious solidarity with them or strong enough to vote with conviction against them. Either way would have been better than this pathetic display of cowardice.
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Re: Canada abstains from vote

Postby jimmy4321 » Dec 21st, 2017, 1:56 pm

It was a responsible move by Canada , like it or not the US is still a very powerful country to the south of us and with pumpkin head running the show its foolish to rub his nose in the *bleep* he's created.
This was still a message, just not poking the bear.

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Re: Canada abstains from vote

Postby Ka-El » Dec 21st, 2017, 2:05 pm

The vote placed Canada in a difficult situation because Trump had threatened to retaliate against countries that supported the resolution. It came as Canada is in the midst of a tough renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement with a protectionist Trump administration that has threatened to tear up the deal.

Damned if he does, damned if he doesn't. Gotta be careful when playing with petulant children prone to tantrums.
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Re: Canada abstains from vote

Postby Jflem1983 » Dec 21st, 2017, 3:09 pm

He should have sided with Trump. We should move our Embassy .
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Re: Canada abstains from vote

Postby The Green Barbarian » Dec 21st, 2017, 4:33 pm

maryjane48 wrote:http://m.huffingtonpost.ca/2017/12/21/canada-to-sit-out-un-vote-on-trumps-decision-to-move-u-s-embassy-to-jerusalem_a_23314199/?utm_hp_ref=ca-homepage

Jt should have vote instead of this


Yup, he should have voted in favor. Thank you JT the jellyfish.
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Re: Canada abstains from vote

Postby Ka-El » Dec 21st, 2017, 4:40 pm

The Green Barbarian wrote: Thank you JT

Yes, thank you JT for keeping us out of this embarrassing fiasco
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Re: Canada abstains from vote

Postby Chyren » Dec 21st, 2017, 5:07 pm

absolute garbage. Stand up for your country and stop backing down to the USA. This shows the future negotiations with the USA will go.
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Re: Canada abstains from vote

Postby Fancy » Dec 21st, 2017, 6:52 pm

9 voted with US and 35(?) abstain? Now posters think Canada should have made it 10? I don't think so.
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Re: Canada abstains from vote

Postby JLives » Dec 21st, 2017, 7:20 pm

Jflem1983 wrote:He should have sided with Trump. We should move our Embassy .


We're not isolatationist flag humpers. We are NOT Americans. We share very few values with Trump and his supporters. Those who love his "policies" can move South. That's not how Canada rolls.
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Re: Canada abstains from vote

Postby GordonH » Dec 21st, 2017, 7:25 pm

UN has become to the world politics as FIFA is to soccer/football (nothing but a corrupt institution).

i.e giving an ear to terrorist organization like Hamas, before them the PLO
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Re: Canada abstains from vote

Postby techrtr » Dec 22nd, 2017, 7:44 am

Not sure what all the ramifications of this are but it doesn't surprise me that Trudeau took the spineless way out. If it had been a resolution related to gay or trangender rights or feminism, he would have been in there like a dirty shirt. When it's an issue that threatens to throw the Middle East into another round of anti-Jewish uprisings, we abstain.

Now Trump is threatening to withdraw US funding of the UN if it condemns his move. What a petulant little baby. Canada, by abstaining, has as good as agreed with the US.
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Re: Canada abstains from vote

Postby Jflem1983 » Dec 22nd, 2017, 7:52 am

JLives wrote:
Jflem1983 wrote:He should have sided with Trump. We should move our Embassy .


We're not isolatationist flag humpers. We are NOT Americans. We share very few values with Trump and his supporters. Those who love his "policies" can move South. That's not how Canada rolls.



Lots of former americans settled in western Canada.

Lots of westerners identify with the west much more so than with Ottawa liberals.

You are sort of an odd duck in that u live out west and u support the crooked libs
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Re: Canada abstains from vote

Postby Ka-El » Dec 22nd, 2017, 8:02 am

Lots of former Americans settled in western Canada – from the draft dodgers of the 60s and 70s, to those leaving the US as a result of the shameful circumstances it has now found itself. Lots of westerners identify with the west, but first and foremost, for the vast majority of us – we are Canadians! The so-called populists who presume to speak for “ordinary people” are the odd ducks in Canada, and they are not welcome, It is not the crooked Liberals in Ottawa that the rest of us are supporting. It is our vision of Canada as a tolerant, diverse and inclusive society that we value. As JLives said, those people who would rather hate each other, please – move south! The rest of us don't want to play your games of divisiveness and disdain.
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Re: Canada abstains from vote

Postby Jflem1983 » Dec 22nd, 2017, 8:06 am

Ka-El wrote:Lots of former Americans settled in western Canada – from the draft dodgers of the 60s and 70s, to those leaving the US as a result of the shameful circumstances it has now found itself. Lots of westerners identify with the west, but first and foremost, for the vast majority of us – we are Canadians! The so-called populists who presume to speak for “ordinary people” are the odd ducks in Canada, and they are not welcome, It is not the crooked Liberals in Ottawa that the rest of us are supporting. It is our vision of Canada as a tolerant, diverse and inclusive society that we value. As JLives said, those people who would rather hate each other, please – move south! The rest of us don't want to play your games of divisiveness and disdain.



Not surprising u ignored the homesteaders who built Canada.
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