Canadian MP running for PM pledges to move embassy to Jerusalem

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Canadian MP running for PM pledges to move embassy to Jerusalem
He noted that doing so is in line with proper Canadian values, adding that he will stand up for Canada's allies - to which he specifically mentioned Israel.
By ZACHARY KEYSER
JULY 8, 2020

Canadian MP Erin O'Toole made a pledge that if he were to become the next prime minister of the Great White North, that he intends to move the Canadian Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. He noted that doing so is in line with proper Canadian values, adding that he will stand up for Canada's allies - to which he specifically mentioned Israel. "I'm a proud Conservative and firmly believe in a principled approach to foreign policy - one that builds on our values and interests as a country," O'Toole said in a video posted to his official Facebook page. "This approach has made me a resolute and strong friend to Israel." He continued by noting that during former conservative prime minister of Canada Stephen Harper's tenure in office, Canada was known to be a staunch supporter of the Jewish state and "trustworthy friend" to Israel.

"Sadly, under Justin Trudeau, that strong support has weakened and wavered," he added. "We need a principled Conservative leader who will once again ensure Canada stands with our friends and allies like Israel." O'Toole drafted a portion of the Conservative Party position under the notion that Canada will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. "I launched the policy as the shadow minister for foreign affairs and was so very proud when our party overwhelmingly adopted the position at our Convention in Halifax," O'Toole noted. "Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the Jewish people, and the modern presence there just cements this," he added. "The Knesset, the Supreme Court and foreign ministry are all in west Jerusalem. I believe that we also need more presence on the ground there, and I want us to explore more exchanges and collaboration with Israel to partner, much like we do with our other close allies."

While O'Toole supports a two-state solution, he noted that it shouldn't prevent Canada "from doing more with our friend and ally, Israel." "As prime minister, I will follow through on our policy and move our embassy," O'Toole continued. "Unlike [Trudeau], who changes his mind, and views Canada as a neutral country, I don't waver when it comes to our allies and our values, I will defend our decisions and restore our international reputation." "We will restore a proud and strong Canada on the world stage - one that stands with our friends and allies around the world, including our great friend Israel," he concluded.

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/c...m-pledges-to-move-embassy-to-jerusalem-634268
 

athenasius

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Margery, and all other northern neighbors, what chance has this guy got? And when is the next election?
When our next election would be called is on or before Oct 16, 2023. But by the end of August 2020 if all goes well, the Conservative Party will finally figure out who will lead them into that next Federal Election.

I don't think O'Toole has a hope! I suspect Peter MacKay will win, which lines him up to be the main contender to PM of Canada next election in 2023 providing Justin Trudeau continues to mess up and providing the Conservatives don't shoot themselves in the foot liike they did last election. -- Trudeau managed a minority govt when he should have LOST BIG. -- Andrew Scheer fumbled it, even when Trudeau was shown to be a lying cheating dishonest son of a former Prime Minister who was also a Liberal.

(SNC Lavalin and Trudeau plus his trust fund baby friends versus the Justice dept that Trudeau gave to a terrific and principled native woman who did her job and exposed his dirty dealing-- she got kicked out for her troubles but won for the Green party in a BC riding.)

We don't have term limits like Americans do, so our PM's can keep going till their party gets voted down by losing enough seats. And usually we keep a party in place till it becomes obvious that power has corrupted them, and it's time to change. Trudeau managed that in his first term! BUT Scheer fumbled, the Conservatives LOST again, and Right wing Canada is grumpy still. Not in a mood to gamble on unknowns.

The usual stance of the Conservative party is pro Israel, and always has been as long as I've been a voting adult. The Liberals are the opposite, and tend to support Communist dictatorships (Castro of Cuba, Russia under any leader etc) or any Arab Muslim state that hates Israel. That part about O'Toole will read well with the Conservatives across Canada, but there is a problem, and it's not about Israel. It's down to who else is running.

And that would be Peter MacKay.

Peter MacKay is a far more savvy politician, and he served under Harper-- he stood down the last time for leadership of the party when Harper lost the election to Trudeau, but now after Trudeau won AGAIN!!! Peter's back in the ring. The other candidates are not a proven quantity including Erin O'Toole. I think you'll see by fall that when we do finally finish with the leadership race within the Conservative Party, that Peter will emerge the winner.

However George says O'Toole will likely win, because he is saturating Facebook right now, and MacKay is not doing much at all. So there's a chance.
 

maryrae

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Who knows what will happen. The folks in the USA never thought that Pres. Trump would win. Perhaps God is not done with giving our country another chance to return to the values we once held close to our hearts, eh Margery? Anything is possible with God. He is the one who sets up or brings down leaders ...ultimately.... sometimes He allows us to face the consequences of our choices as well..... just my thoughts....
 

athenasius

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Who knows what will happen. The folks in the USA never thought that Pres. Trump would win. Perhaps God is not done with giving our country another chance to return to the values we once held close to our hearts, eh Margery? Anything is possible with God. He is the one who sets up or brings down leaders ...ultimately.... sometimes He allows us to face the consequences of our choices as well..... just my thoughts....
If we have more time yet till the Rapture I hope we get a good leader or two, in the time available. Anything IS possible with God. And usually we take a few elections to vote out the bad stuff and figure it all out. So should the Lord tarry, the next election could swing to the Right.

But I'm braced for the worst if it happens a third time. :yikes:sob I still can't quite grasp that we elected Justin not once but twice. :waaa

On the bright side, it's not the NDP or the Bloc Quebecois or the Greens..... yet. :groucho
 
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