“Where Will Harper’s Isolationist Agenda Take Us?”

On Thursday, April 4th, 2013 in Press Releases

In the wake of the recent withdrawal by Canada from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, the Green Party of Canada condemns the Canadian abandonment of three other international organizations: the UN World Tourism Organization, the International Exhibitions Bureau and the International Tropical Timber Organization.

“Harper’s Conservatives have a clear bias against multilateral institutions, especially those dealing with environmental issues. Where will Harper’s isolationist agenda take us?” said Green Leader Elizabeth May, Member of Parliament for Saanich-Gulf Islands.

“Canadians should not be lured in thinking our loss of international influence will be compensated by budget cuts,” said May.

“As the Conservatives continue to burn up international goodwill in order to feed the U.N.-bashing faction of its voter support base, it is simultaneously eroding the valuable legacy of international goodwill that directly benefited every Canadian tourist and businessperson travelling abroad.  Amateur hour continues at the Prime Minister’s Office foreign affairs branch,” said Eric Walton, Green Critic for International Affairs.

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