Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Martin at the UN

Today, Paul Martin made his international debut with a lengthy speech at the UN in NYC. As with most things he does, Mr. Martin's speech was controversial.

The Prime Minister called for greater international involvement in world conflicts. He repeatedly criticized the UN for its lack of involvement in the tragedy in the Sudan. He also pledged Canadian financial support for halting the deadly conflict.

The fact of the matter is that the Prime Minister's speech is the first step in his lengthy plan to reform Canada's international role. Mr. Martin has often pledged to increase the size of our military, take a larger role in international peacekeeping and increasing foreign aid. Martin also wants to reform the UN, likely changing the permanent members of the UN security cancel.

Mr. Martin's first speech at the UN was a success. Now it's on to Russia, back to parliament and an effort to follow through on his campaign promises.

3 Comments:

Blogger Caurus said...

The speech was pretty good, maybe a little too aggressive and too attached to the US, but all in all a good speech.

3:03 PM  
Blogger Hobbesian said...

Harper would have made a better speech...

4:36 PM  
Blogger Marina974 said...

Great speach. Hopefully it will be the first step on a new rise to international prominence for Canada.

5:03 PM  

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