Time For Canada To End UN Funding


Canadian Taxpayers money should not go to a hypocritical organization that gives Saudi Arabia power over human rights.

The Canadian government spends $88.8 million in taxpayers money at the United Nations. That’s money that would otherwise go towards our own country, instead being funneled into an organization rife with corruption and rampant hypocrisy.

As an idea, the United Nations sounds nice. And in some instances, they may do a bit of good. But that is overshadowed by the simply unacceptable aspects of the UN.

For example, the UN regularly elevates countries such as Saudi Arabia to positions of influence when it comes to human rights – even voting to put Saudi Arabia on the Human Rights Council. This council, among other things, oversees women’s rights around the world. This absurdity means Saudi Arabia – the only country on Earth where women can’t drive – gets to vote on the rights of women.

Here’s what Hillel Neuer – Executive Director of UN Watch – tweeted at the time of Saudi Arabia’s ascension to the UN Human Rights Council:

When Saudi Arabia was campaigning for the position, it got even more absurd:

United Nations Anti-Israel bias

Aside from the hypocrisy of elevating Saudi Arabia, the United Nations has been horrendously biased against Israel.

In 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted 20 anti-Israel resolutions, and only three resolutions on all other countries on Earth combined.

That is beyond absurdity.

Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East, the only country in the region that truly protects freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the rights of LGBTQ people, and the equality of men and women. If anything, Israel should be singled out for praise, while Saudi Arabia should be condemned for their gender-Apartheid. Instead, the UN just keeps attacking Israel.

Spend Canadian taxpayers money on helping Canadians

There are two ways the Canadian government can help Canadians: They lower taxes so we keep more of our money, or they can spend on infrastructure and services. Both of those involve spending money in Canada, for the benefit of Canadians.

Sending money to the UN does not provide a benefit to Canada, in fact, it represents a net loss. Every dollar spent at the UN is a dollar not spent helping Canadians.

Donations to the UN or other foreign aid should be handled by private individuals. Money forcibly taken by the government through taxes should stay in this country.

The UN has not shown itself worthy of the money of Canadians, so it’s time to end Canadian funding for the UN.

That money would be much better spent supporting our Veterans, fixing infrastructure on Reserves, and helping homeless people in our country.

 

Spencer Fernando


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