September 29, 2006

Sept. 29, 2006: Canada was the only country ...

That opposed the original resolution at the Francophonie

Prime Minister Harper forces debate on Mideast declaration , CTV.ca , Updated Fri. Sep. 29 2006 2:07 PM ET

Members of the Francophonie summit have agreed to a compromise on a contentious resolution after Prime Minister Stephen Harper blocked the original proposal.

The original wording of the resolution recognized Lebanon's suffering in this summer's 34-day conflict, but not Israel's.

Harper took a strong stance against the Egyptian-proposed resolution which most of the 72 members supported. He urged the organization to recognize the suffering of both nations. [....]



Prime Minister Harper succeeded. He is a leader with integrity!

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