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“I am a Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, or free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and all mankind.” ~~ John G. Diefenbaker

BRIAN PECKFORD – Can’t we have a cleaner more honest international effort?

Patty Hajdu -- Canada's
Health Minister

My God ... Our Health Minister (Patty Hajdu), Our Government

On CTV Power Play, host Evan Solomon asked Minister Hajdu some good questions.

Would her Government join US and Australia to investigate the relationship between China and the World Health Organization (WHO)?

She did not answer —she fudged it.

The Canadian Government will not criticize China, or the World Health Organization!

You can send us the virus, then send us defective personal protective equipment (PPE) to battle it, cozying up to WHO — but that’s not a problem. We won’t criticize this Communist state.

I guess given the Federal Government efforts not to meet Parliament, it should not be surprising that they have no problems supporting an autocratic state.

The Minister says we have to have an international effort.  Oh, the great straw man -- nobody says we don’t need an international effort, but does it have to be a corrupted WHO that is Chinese centric, that got it wrong on person to person transmission.

Can’t we have a cleaner more honest international effort?

How embarrassing to many Canadians that we have a Federal Government that will not even criticize a corrupt Communist State. I just have a hard time getting my head around this attitude. There are two Canadians in jail right now in China, on trumped up charges.

Oh, yes, Australia has criticized China -- and the World Health Organization -- and want an investigation.

What happened? China is now threatening Australia and will retaliate in trade. So, Canada is scared, and prepared to be bullied by tyrants.

Spineless Europe has already backed down ——

Is this my Country?

In 1972 Brian Peckford was first elected, as a Progressive Conservative, to the Newfoundland Labrador House of Assembly. He became Premier at the age of 36, and held the leadership of his party and government from 1979 to 1989.

Since leaving politics, early in 1989, Peckford has conducted public inquires for the governments of British Columbia and Canada, has served on numerous Boards including the CBC, and has been active in public affairs. 

Since 1993, he and his wife Carol have made British Columbia their home; they now live in Parksville, on Vancouver Island. He blogs at Peckford 42.


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