MP Larry Miller Calls for Review of Canada’s Participation in the UN
Ottawa, ON – Larry Miller, MP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, will voice his disappointment with the United Nations following recent reaction from the UN regarding Canada’s treatment of war criminals.
The United Nation’s Committee Against Torture has voiced displeasure with Canada for its refugee reform bill. Furthermore, the UN “regrets” the CBSA’s Most Wanted List which targets war criminals and it also urges Canada to compensate Omar Ahmed Khadr and to bring him back to Canada promptly.
Miller was further disappointed when a UN Food Rapporteur was sent to Canada to review food security. This 11-day visit could have been better spent in many other countries that are facing severe food shortages, rather than a high food producing country such as Canada.
“The United Nations is an organization that was designed to work collectively to solve the major problems facing the world,” said Miller. “If this is the type of action that the UN will be taking then I think that it is high time that we review our participation in the United Nations.”
Miller will be contacting the Hon. John Baird, Minister of Foreign Affairs on this matter and will urge Government to review Canada’s participation in the United Nations. For more information on the UN report on Torture please visit http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cat/.