UPDATE: Scary Stephen Harper at it again.
Quick, hide the kids! Stephen Harper is gonna... well, he's up to, uh... something really, really bad. Honest.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says his government will not abandon "important Canadian values" by toning down criticisms of China's human rights record to improve trade relations with Beijing.And the Liberals are still trying to manufacture outrage, even over this?
So, the Chinese government has backed out on a "grip & grin" with Stephen Harper.
And that reflects on the Conservatives... how?
We're being snubbed by a nation that runs tanks over citizen protestors.
That sells baby girls, like Walmart sells Skittles.
That imprisons political prisoners in gulags and apparently harvests their organs after executing them.
Who made a godlike figure out of Mao... who was responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of Chinese citizens with his Great Leap Forward.
Over the past few months, the Harper government has delivered a number of controversial messages to the Chinese, among them a decision by the Prime Minister's parliamentary secretary, Jason Kenney, to meet with the Dalai Lama, and a delay in talks over a strategic partnership to which the two countries have agreed.We should be ashamed to be meeting with these guys at all.
Canada has also complained of Chinese espionage and delayed a meeting between Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay and the Chinese ambassador.
Canada has a moral obligation to continue to be a voice for "doing the right thing"... regardless of what the murderous Chinese regime has to say.
UPDATE: Where are the Liberals on Human Rights?
“This snub by the Chinese is really in response to the new Conservative government's repeated snubs against China,” Liberal Foreign Affairs critic Keith Martin said in an interview Wednesday.Hey Keith, you shameless apologist, it don't matter how much lipstick you put on this pig... she ain't ever going to the prom.