You’ll face ‘consequences’ from Canada if you take Israel to International Criminal Court: Baird to Palestinians (http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/03/06/youll-face-consequences-from-canada-if-you-take-israel-to-international-criminal-court-baird-to-palestinians/)
Mike Blanchfield, Canadian Press | March 6, 2013
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has told a powerful pro-Israel lobby that Palestinians will feel “consequences” from Canada if they pursue the Jewish state at the International Criminal Court.
Baird issued the warning just as the federal government considers whether to end hundreds of millions of dollars in Canadian humanitarian aid to the Palestinians when it expires at the end of this month. …
Palestinian officials have said they would have no choice but to pursue Israel at the International Criminal Court to halt construction of new settlements in what it claims as its territory. …
About the last bullying effort:
Canada, the United States, Israel and six other, smaller countries were the only UN members to vote against the Palestinians in the 193-country general assembly.
I don’t think we need these international institutions, we shouldn’t be handing out money (building our debt) to anyone, but we don’t need aggressive bullying from the Canadian government, making as many enemies as it can around the world. Why can’t we have some neutrality and some respect for Canadian taxpayers who might disagree?