Monday, January 24, 2011

Can the US and Canada Save UN from itself?

“During the Bush administration, it was learned from internal U.N. auditors that 43 percent of $1.4 billion in procurement contracts investigated involved fraud," Stearns said in a statement to The Hill.

"In addition, U.N. peacekeeping operations are plagued with numerous cases of abuse and sexual exploitation," he added. "The U.N. is in desperate need of reform from top to bottom, and my bill is designed to have the world body take the simple step of adopting internationally recognized best practices in contracting and procurement, which includes taking the bid representing the best value.” - UN funding under review
Liberal MPs and staff object to Tim Horton's Visit by PM in Oakville

 Who can remember the repeated publicity stunts by the Liberals in trying to create controversy and headlines? Our PM chose to skip the speeches from the dictators to applaud the return of the icon Tim Horton's back to Canada.

In Fall 2009 the Tim Horton's chief financial officer Cynthia Devine said it's hoped the reorganization will improve efficiency, growth and competitiveness.
"Finally, this reorganization will help Tim Horton's align itself to continue to take advantage of lower Canadian tax rates," she said. "These lower tax rates help us and companies like us keep more capital at work and achieve our priority in reinvesting in the business for future growth in our company."- Amateur Hour Liberal Party Protests

Celebration 5 years  Photo credit Dr. Roy
You cannot have policies which hurt people, but are somehow good for the country. You cannot tax your way to prosperity. You cannot regulate your way to efficiency. You cannot earn respect by projecting weakness. You cannot strengthen families by insulting parents. -Speech PM Stephen Harper on 5 years

Canada under a Conservative government is moving ahead and trying to tackle the problems at the United Nations. We are not playing for votes by sitting on a fence currying favour with despots and dictators. That is what leadership is about.

It is time for leaders to reform how money and decisions are made at the United Nations. It is time for the Americans and Canadians to take back the UN and restore it credibility.

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