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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

Canada, and other democracies of the world, have an obligation to do what must be done, to ensure that indeed the ‘citizens’ of the world can live in peace

Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued a statement on the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Charter of the United Nations. In his statement, he commented that:

"The UN Charter lays out the fundamental purpose of the UN as an organization committed to peace and security, social progress, better living standards, and human rights. The UN now includes 193 Member States that have committed to these shared values and goals".

I laud the 'purposes' of the UN, and what it initially tried to achieve, however I, and many others, do not believe that the organization is truly comprised of members states that are committed to 'peace and security'.

YES, many are ... but sadly there are far too many that are the worst of the worst when it comes to human rights abuses, rogue incursions into other countries, misuse and abuse of women and children, and more.

There needs to be a better way, so that the concluding words of Justin Trudeau, today, can actually be achieved.

On this day, let us reflect on the indispensable role of the UN in bringing the international community together, and recommit to our values of peace, justice, human dignity, inclusion, and cooperation as we continue on our path toward a better world for everyone.”

Canada, and other democracies of the world, have an obligation to do what must be done, to ensure that indeed the ‘citizens’ of the world can live in peace.

September 21st is observed as the International Day of Peace. Mr. Trudeau, what steps are you prepared to take, to bring together countries, to truly see this happen?


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