Jason Kenney, Minister of Immigration in the Conservative party cabinet, has announced that Canada will not participate in Durban III, an international conference supposedly convened to publicize and criticize human rights violations around the globe.

In fact, the past two conferences have been convened almost entirely to demonize the state of Israel.

Canada was the first to walk out of Durban II just after Israel refused to participate.

Michael Ignatieff, leader of the Liberal opposition, has also announced his agreement with Prime Minister Stephen Harper in the past.

I’d like to congratulate Kenney and Harper for their principled and statesmanlike stances, as well as the country of Canada, which refuses to become part of such a deceptive international gathering.

Robert Haymond, Edmonton



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