14 January 2009

CUPE slaps itself in head...

...remembers "this is Canada"...

CUPE's national president has rebuked the union's Ontario leader over his call for a boycott of Israeli academics.

Jewish groups condemned the proposal and, yesterday, they were joined by Paul Moist, president of CUPE's national office. "I believe such a resolution is wrong and would violate the anti-discrimination standards set out in the CUPE Constitution."

"I will be using my influence in any debates on such a resolution to oppose its adoption." In an interview, he added: "We don't discriminate against people based on their nationality."
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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wonder if maybe all the the antisemitic vitriol spouted at the recent rallies might have been a wake up call? Can we hope that saner heads are asking, "Do we want to be associated with these people"?

Neo Conservative said...

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"anon asks... Can we hope that saner heads are asking, 'Do we want to be associated with these people'?"

hope is cheap... indulge yourself...

"Imagine if hundreds of Canadians marched, some in KKK white sheets, calling blacks "our dogs". You can make your own example -- if it were any other group besides Jews being demonized."

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Anonymous said...

I really like it when a bunch of bigots out themselves, then they realize how the ordinary people taxpayers who finance their contracts, recoil from the evil they are supporting. This was their "public face" I would like to see their "private face" They were right out there with the lunatic fringe, I don't think we should forget that any too soon. Israel has the right to defend herself and her people from maniacs.
Cheers Bubba