Conservative MP Larry Miller — yes the same Larry Miller who, in February, compared the long-gun registry to Hitler and Nazis –has stumbled into another controversy.
The Tory backbencher from Ontario is demanding Canada reconsider its membership in the United Nations after the world body criticized the government for its treatment of alleged war criminals, for its food security and for changes to the refugee system.
“The United Nations is an organization that was designed to work collectively to solve the major problems facing the world,” Miller said in a statement, according to the National Post.
“If this is the type of action that the UN will be taking then I think that it is high time that we review our participation in the United Nations.”
When speaking to reporters, later, Miller added: “The message should be that Canada should review its participation.”
While some may have dismissed Miller’s comments as absurd, maybe his idea isn’t all that crazy.
The British government has recently decided to de-fund four United Nations’ agencies and put three others on notice that they could face the same fate unless they improve their performance.
The United States is also taking a critical look at UN funding as part of its overall budget austerity plan with some Republicans calling for a complete withdrawal.MORE
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