Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement on the closing of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago:
“It has been a pleasure to join Her Majesty The Queen, head of the Commonwealth, and other leaders of Commonwealth countries, to mark the 60th anniversary of this vital world institution. I should like to congratulate The Hon. Patrick Manning, Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, for his country’s generous hospitality.
“Throughout our meetings I stressed Canada’s strong support for the Commonwealth’s primary focus on its core competency: promoting democracy, good governance, human rights and the rule of law, principles that are in accord with our own.
Human Rights? PM Harper seems more preoccupied with pet adoption then solving the social ill's often associated with family break-up (Click title for the Premiere's web-site) Davey
“I reiterated the need for all nations to ensure sustainable, balanced growth by continuing stimulus policies, fixing the global financial system, liberalizing trade and resisting protection.
“We had a productive dialogue on climate change. We all recognized the urgency of taking action to minimize the adverse impacts of climate change. In particular, we recognized the threats to small island states, low-lying coastal states and the least-developed countries.
“Those of us going to Copenhagen share a common understanding that we need to act together.
“Canada is seeking a long-term international agreement where we all contribute to the solution. Such an agreement would also encourage the development and use of clean technologies while fostering the economic growth needed to pay for global warming mitigation.
“Throughout the Summit, I had fruitful exchanges with the Prime Ministers of Australia, Denmark, Great Britain and India. I also met with the UN Secretary-General, leaders from the Caribbean community and several other heads of government.”
I wanted to bring my Canadian blog forward to promote not only a review of the Canterbury Cathedral protest but to officially unveil
World4Justice Day :2010
which it is hope will co-incide with Her Majestie's visit to Canada in the Summer of 2010, from all Capitals and Major cities of the world (Click on Her Majesties Photograph to learn more of Her Canadian Visit)
Coming next, Canterbury Cathedral revisited, a review of the Saturday 12th December 2009 protest! F4J offer Archbishop Rowen Williams advice, this will be my difinative and final blog for 2009* Davey