Skip to comments.Bush snubs Canadian Parliament
Posted on 11/30/2004 8:07:22 AM PST by MikeEdwards
And it looks good on them. During the U.S. presidents official visit to Canada on November 30 and December 1, the White House rejected an invitation for Bush to address a joint session of the House of Commons and the Senate. According to sources, the Parliamentary appearance was declined to avoid booing which was expected from some of the Honourable Members.
Bush will of course meet with Prime Minister Martin and, according to protocol, will meet with Stephen Harper as leader of the Official Opposition. But NDP leader Jack Layton and Bloq Quebecois leader, Gilles Duceppe will not have the opportunity to meet with the American president.
While Paul Martin was in Africa last week trumping one world government or whatever he was doing, he told the media that he wasnt worried about the protests that would be awaiting George Bushs arrival in Ottawa. According to Martin, the U.S. president is an experienced politician who can handle protests.
Even taking into account that the hatred of George Bush results in much greater protests than the three or four losers who stand on Parliament Hill to protest the one or two social programs that Martin hasnt thrown enough money at, Martin is probably right. Now that we have established that Bush is not afraid of protests, the declining of the invitation to address Parliament must have been taken for another reason. . . . .
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That's it? Interesting there are no CANADIANS in those vehicles.
Remember Bush refused to attend the NAACP convention each year also. He does not feel the presidency is a punching bag.
You will note that he always insures that he does not do anything to dishonor the presidency. That is why he does not throw cheap punches, make hateful comments. He is pure class as is the position of President of the U.S.
Another reason we love this man - no matter how many liberals paint him as a dummy, a Hitler, a moron, a war-mongerer.
He is taking care of us - the American heartland, and we understand what motivates this fine man.
My thoughts exactly.
This is the same parlament that heckled Ronald Reagan.
It is not the USA that must appologize it is Canada that must appologize.
I know quite a few Canadians and they don't feel at all like you read in the media. I am American Indian and it upsets me when all Indians are portrayed as drunkin lazy dirty Indians. It's not fun on this end of the stick.
If we're talking about heckling, then perhaps the Aussies should apologize for heckling Bush.
It is my understanding that Harper will be introducing Bush to a young Canadian who did fight in Iraq with the US. Nice move on Harper's part ... and something the young man will remember as well.
The people of Halifax deserve our sincere thanks for what they did on 9/11.
Canadian leftists deserve nothing but our continued derision. They are neither friends nor allies to my way of thinking.
What is funny is all these socialists that expect president Bush to validate their "feelings" about him. They are so used to getting patted on the head by big mommy for spewing out the leftist party line, that they are beside themselves that Bush isn't listening.
Freedom is a wonderful and protest away if you must. What the socialists forget is that the rest of us are equally free to ignore them at our pleasure, good little fascists that they are.
Ask the libs.
Now if President Bush and the rest of America would only back that by withholding American money.
The protestors never materialized, as far as I have heard. I have been listening to CBC all morning and there has not been one word about any protest.
The good people of Canada need to stop being complacent and stand up and be counted. When they have elections, vote out those idiots who are ruining your beautiful country. If the vast majority of Canadians don't think like the socialists there, than they should do something about it. We really worked hard to get Pres Bush elected 2 times now. It is hard work to take your country back but it can be done but not by complacency.
Rush said this morning that "the protests" didn't materialize.
First, nobody is bashing all Canadians. I'm sorry about the Indian stereotypes that get tossed around and find it repulsive. However, your comment about "this end of the stick" misses the mark as conservatives, Christians, and the like also get unfairly stereotyped and lumped together so we, too, know the feeling.
July 27, 2004 : From left: Warrant Officer Brian Brown and Corporal Eric Lemay of the 12e Régiment blindé du Canada in the turret of their LAV III, in support of Combat Support Company, 3rd Battalion Royal 22nd Regiment Battalion Group, during a patrol in a village near Kabul. To date, Combat Support Company has taken part in more than 650 mounted and foot patrols in and around Kabul. Photo by Cpl John Bradley
July 14, 2004 : Corporal Pierre Verreault waits at the controls of a Bison armoured vehicle while Sergeant Martin Besmargian (left) signs for it with Corporal Jean-Paul Marta of the 3rd Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment Battalion Group. Cpl Verrault and Sgt Besmargian, both members of Transport Platoon, National Command Element, are taking the Bison to Kabul International Airport. Photo by Cpl John Bradley
June 19, 2004 : When soldiers conducting a mounted patrol halt to look around, children gather around the vehicles and try to communicate with the soldiers, or hover close by out of simple curiosity. These exchanges seem to be great fun for the children trying to make themselves understood in their own language. Photo : Cplc Yves Proteau
June 19, 2004 : During patrols in and around Kabul, it is very important to keep your guard up. Private Patrick Gagnon and Pte Jean-Yves Matte demonstrate that principle in the rear of their vehicle. Photo by MCpl Yves Proteau
Considering the recent Canadian elections, I think it's safe to assume that Canada wants to remain an ideological province of France.
When the Canadians start to get serious about taking their place in the world (and no, sending a unit or two to Kabul isn't gonna cut it), then I'll start to respect them more.
LOL! So true. I'm sure he thinks that time is short, so why waste it on those whiners! I'm glad he's spending his precious time with the wonderful people who welcomed those stranded on 9/11. They were the epitome of hospitality!
...and we can do better.
The Canadian Parliament is pretty much a joke.. Meeting with a joke is not funny.. Bush must be serious..
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