Canada singled itself out as the only country to raise objections over a landmark United Nations document re-establishing the protection of the rights of indigenous people last week. It was a gesture one prominent First Nation leader called “saddening, surprising.”
Trudeau issued a statement July 15 that “Israel has the right to defend itself and its people. Hamas is a terrorist organization and must cease its rocket attacks immediately.” He made no commensurate call for Israel to show restraint.
The fact that my government supports and justifies every single crime committed by the Israeli government makes me sick,” said Janan Arafa, a speaker at the protest, adding, “I am ashamed that… Canada is governed by a man like Mr. Stephen Harper.”