Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Queens University 32nd Rector: Attacks Ignatieff and Israel.

Nick's Facebook: here
Twenty-eight per cent of graduate and undergraduate students voted in the rector election. The entire student body eligible to vote is 20k. If Nick won with 50%+1 that would translate to a total of 5,600 student engaged  in democracy. Of the 5,600 that did bothered to participate he secured less than 3,000 votes.

If you continue to condemning critique of the genocide happening in Palestine, you and the party you lead are complicit in that genocide.- Nick's Essay attacking the Liberals and Ignatieff

As a Conservative partisan blogger, I don't think Ignatieff is a good MP or a leader for many reasons, but I don't accuse him of being complicit or his party for war crimes.  That is OVER THE TOP!

Thornhill MPP Peter Shurman was the first politician to introduce a resolution to condemn IAW. The Ontario Legislature passed it unanimously. ...the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has banned IAW from all board properties . Are they also complicit?
People are entitled to their worldview and it appears for some people, they have no difficulty in resorting to character assassination.

I remember the great speech our PM gave in defense of Israel. Our PM understands the lessons from history and will not be silent before the pacifists and thugs that single out  any group, country including Israel unfairly.  That is the role of a genuine honest broker, it took us a few years to recognize him.

The National Post Jonathan Kay demolishes Nick Day's attempt to demonize Israel.

Nick Day, the rector of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., has taken it upon himself to declare Israel guilty of “genocide.” He also tells readers that he is a big fan of “Israeli Apartheid Week” (IAW), the anti-semite- and communist-inspired festival of Israel-hatred that has been unanimously denounced by the Ontario legislature and the federal government. In his essay, which he fashions as a rebuke to Michael Ignatieff’s laudable denunciation of IAW, Mr. Day tells readers that Israel’s treatment of Palestinians represents “perhaps the biggest human rights tragedy of my generation.”

I am curious how many students and staff share the views of their thirty-second rector?


At least Nick Day has been consistent: Why pay tribute to war veterans when you can make divisive political statements instead?
Rector Reprimanded-At AMS Assembly last night, a motion passed to have Nick Day censured after his Remembrance Day speech earlier that day. Even though he was reprimanded, Day says he wouldn’t treat the situation differently if he were to do it again.

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