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• UN Ambassadorship for The World Food Programme
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Stephen Lewis; A Winner Or A Whiner?
Stephen Lewis a whiner? Ha. Not in my opinion. I've seen quite a few interviews with him, some recently on the news and the interviews George did with him (which are currently on The Hour's homepage) and Stephen Lewis seems a very intelligent, caring and devoted man. When someone has put so much of himself into a cause I would expect him to do everything in his power to make the government take notice. There should be Canadians who are embarrassed that our Prime Minister did not attend. This conference is not about jumping on bandwagons or celebrity fanfare. AIDS is a real pandemic, it's here in Canada and the atrocities carried out in other countries because of this disease need everyone's attention. Including our Prime Minister.
Stephen Harper wanted the job of Prime Minister and he should expect some backlash over not attending this conference. I'm not sure how I really feel about Stephen Harper not attending this conference, I only know that he should expect criticism for not attending. This is a diverse and caring country, we should be proud to have people calling out our Prime Minister on causes such as this. I think it was incredibly intelligent to start a media frenzy over Stephen Harper's lack of attendance, the more the media reports on the issue, the more Canadians will stand up and take notice.
Maybe the debate took an entirely different direction while I was tucking my son into bed, but as I was tucking him in safe and healthy, I thanked the stars again that there are other people, including Stephen Lewis, fighting the good fight for me so I can sleep and feel something is being done to help those less fortunate than most of us.
This post was emailed to us from Lauren in Regina, the Stroumboulopouli's most recent guest contributor.
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