Canada Stands Silent on Guantanamo…
Surprising? Not really.
Canada tends to stand silent on allot of things, despite many of these things being important to many Canadians.
Our government has demonstrated that they will even allow their own citizens to be sent to foreign soil to be "detained and questioned" while remaining silent and blind to the event, such as in the case of Maher Arar’s treatment in Jordan and Syria. http://www.ararcommission.ca/
The Canadian Government stands side by side with other elitist governments like Britain, United States, etc., that believe there should be two sets of laws, one for the average citizen, and then a second set for the Government and those of privilege. They believe that the set for the Governments and those of privilege should be flexible or pliable though so as to be molded to meet the needs of the moment or the whims of self interests.
Our Canadian government is no different in their complacency than any other. The stains on our nation are many such as:
- Canada’s First Nations
- Japanese Canadians during WWII
- Asian immigrants building our national railroad.