Canadian Coalition for Democracies

mission / home


Send a tax-deductible holiday gift to our troops in Afghanistan

join/donate today


public message forum


speak your mind!


CCD in the media


foreign policy survey


who we are


important links


contact us


write your MP




CCD Logo

PO Box 72602
345 Bloor Street East
Toronto, ON M4W 3J0
Canada

Tel:  416-963-8998
Fax: 425-944-3546

CanadianCoalition.com


2004 Election

Members of Parliament

to

Watch

CCD's research has lead us to conclude that some candidates in the 2004 federal election do not share our belief in a pro-democracy foreign policy. Some politicians have consistently failed to support our democratic allies, particularly the United States, Israel, India and Taiwan, while courting their terrorist enemies. If you believe that an ethical, pro-democracy foreign policy is an essential part of a free and secure Canada, you may wish to consider the track record of these candidates when you vote on June 28.

June 29 - All of these candidates have been re-elected by Ontario voters. It would appear that being anti-Israel and anti-American are not political handicaps in this province. Perhaps foreign policy is of no interest to voters, and the horrors of New York, Madrid, Jerusalem, Bali, and countless other places around the globe are events that they believe will never happen in Toronto or Windsor or Ottawa.

Visit our Public Message Forum and post your comments on the election or any other topic.

Carolyn Parrish

Rap Sheet

Re-Elected

Bill Graham

Rap Sheet

Re-Elected

Colleen Beaumier

Rap Sheet

Re-Elected

Joe Comartin

Rap Sheet

Re-Elected

John Godfrey

Rap Sheet

Re-Elected

Pat O'Brien

Rap Sheet

Re-Elected

Andrew Telegdi

Rap Sheet

Re-Elected

Jim Karygiannis

Rap Sheet

Re-Elected

Why have these particular candidates been identified as anti-democratic in their foreign policy positions? CCD is non-partisan in terms of political parties -- we have neither loyalty nor antipathy to any party. We believe that all parties have the capacity to espouse an ethical foreign policy, and to defend beleaguered nations and peoples who respect democracy and human life. Our only loyalty is to those principles, and we believe that, when judged against these standards, this group of candidates has consistently promoted a foreign policy that fails to reflect Canadian democratic values and respect for human life.

 

Carolyn Parrish & Paul Martin

Carolyn Parrish

Liberal Party of Canada

Member of Parliament

Mississauga Centre

 

Candidate Web Site

  • "Damn Americans … I hate those bastards" Press event, Ottawa, Feb 26, 2003 Source

  • "The U.S. war on terrorism has become a convenient cover for Sharon's inhumanity, which was referred to as Apartheid” Source

  • “the number of Arabs in Canada is more than that of Jews. However, this does not overlook the influence of the Jewish lobby.” Source

  • “[Palestinian terrorism] is a question of an occupied people who must resist by any means possible”. Source

  • “Many of the people we met recommended a boycott of Israeli products, a suspension of free trade agreements and suspension from international organizations until changes are made.” Source

  • “In Palestine, the young become suicide bombers. It is very important to remember that humiliation and lack of hope are the main motivators sited [sic] by suicide bombers.” Source

  • “The U.S. should cut off the $6 billion per year it sends Israel. That would get the Israelis' attention” Source

  • “The only country that's not on the side of Palestine is the United States of America" Source

  • Of the assassination of arch-terrorist , Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, Parrish said "This brutal, violent and provocative murder perpetrated by the government of Israel, flies in the face of international law and human decency ….. Summary execution of an unarmed, disabled cleric shows total disregard for civil law and basic human rights” Source

  • Of the point-blank murder of a pregnant Jewish mother and her 4 children by Palestinian terrorists, Parrish said nothing. She has had the same forceful comment for other terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians.

  • Signed a petition of the Canada-Palestine Support Network "to endorse this statement protesting Israel's onslaught against the Palestinians and to demand an end to the illegal Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip."  Source

  • On May 18, 2004, Bill Graham, Minister of Foreign Affairs, was the star speaker at a fundraising event for Carolyn Parrish in Mississauga, enthusiastically endorsing her positions on Canadian foreign policy. Source

Return to Wanted Poster

 

Bill Graham with Yassar Arafat

Bill Graham

Liberal Party of Canada

Minister of Foreign Affairs

Member of Parliament

Toronto-Centre-Rosedale

 

Candidate Web Site

  • “[Hezbollah’s social agencies are] innocent doctors, teachers, and other people seeking to do charitable and other good works”. Source

  • As foreign affairs minister, Bill Graham supports a policy that bans senior government representative from democratic Taiwan from being received in Canada, in order not to upset un-democratic China. Source

  • In Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe's henchmen murdered over 30 opposition candidates. Mugabe then charged the leader of the democratic opposition, Morgan Tsvangirai, with high treason punishable by death. Mr. Graham said that charging Mr. Tsvangirai with high treason was not, in itself, enough to trigger punishment by the Commonwealth. Source

  • Ordered the Canadian Ambassador to Israel, Donald Sinclair, not to visit the grieving family of a Canadian Jew, Yechezkel Goldberg, murdered by a Palestinian terrorist on a bus in Jerusalem. Why? Because this Jewish family lived in a place that both Bill Graham and the terrorists believed should be Jew-free. Source

  • On expediting the return of the Khadr family to Canada, a self-acknowledged al-Qaeda terrorist family who had "lost" Canadian passports in Pakistan, "The Khadrs have citizenship and they're entitled to that." Source

  • Oversees DFA that asserts "Since ... 1993, Canada has contributed more than $215 million in support of Palestinian development and to address the humanitarian needs of Palestinian refugees" while "B’nai Brith Canada has asked the Government [without success] to investigate whether Canadian humanitarian aid to the Palestinians is being diverted to incite hatred and violence and support acts of terrorism" Source  Source

  • In implicating Israel as a cause of Muslim hatred and terrorism around the world, "Addressing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is central to prospects for further co-operation between Western and Muslim countries." Source

  • On May 18, 2004, Bill Graham, Minister of Foreign Affairs, was the star speaker at a fundraising event for Carolyn Parrish in Mississauga, enthusiastically endorsing her positions on Canadian foreign policy. Source

Return to Wanted Poster

 

Tariq Aziz, Saddam Hussein's foreign minister, & Colleen Beaumier

Colleen Beaumier

Liberal Party of Canada

Member of Parliament

Brampton West

 

Candidate Web Site

  • "The acts of Sharon and the acts of the Israeli government are acts of terrorism" Source

  • Signed a petition of the Canada-Palestine Support Network "to endorse this statement protesting Israel's onslaught against the Palestinians and to demand an end to the illegal Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip."  Source

 

Return to Wanted Poster

 

Joe Comartin

Joe Comartin

New Democratic Party

Member of Parliament

Windsor-Tecumseh

 

Candidate Web Site

  • “the Israeli government can repudiate and violate UN resolutions on a continuous basis with impunity” Source

  • “it is plain to all that oppression and occupation breed resistance and terrorism” Source

  • “indiscriminate killing of civilians on both sides must be resolutely condemned by all of us looking for a peaceful resolution” Source

  • “any settlement must guarantee the Palestinian people the right of return” Source

Return to Wanted Poster

  

 

Paul Martin & John Godfrey

John Godfrey

Liberal Party

Member of Parliament

Don Valley West

 

Candidate Web Site

  • "By creating the illusion that this unproven technology [National Missile Defense] can offer immunity from attack through 100% surety that America and its chosen allies can be defended, the United States would be in a position of taking aggressive, preemptive action against all nations, weak and strong alike."  Source

  • Monday, April 22, 2002 “It's been quite a week. We wake up one morning and discover in our newspaper that Canada is now under the military command of a U.S. proconsul. Sound familiar? Remember when Douglas MacArthur ruled Japan after the Second World War as American proconsul? Or when Julius Caesar ruled the defeated province of Gaul as Roman proconsul?” Source

  • "George Bush has declared that the war on terrorism is the cause of his generation. National sovereignty will be the cause of ours [in Canada]." Source

  • "if we had missile defence at the present moment, [the Americans] might well be bolder in dealing with North Korea in a way that would be dangerous for the world." Does this mean we are safer if the US is defenseless against incoming missiles? Source

  • "it is just and equitable that Canadians who are heirs to loyalists whose property was confiscated, stolen or destroyed by the American revolutionaries should be afforded the same assistance as is provided by the United States government to its citizens who have had property in Cuba confiscated by the revolutionary government there, in our bill [Godfrey-Milliken bill] we are going to apply exactly the same sanctions."  A praiseworthy satire of a predictable target. Source

  • “And the United States, because of its unique position and because of its unique history, views itself as outside the rules. They have done so since the... since the 19th century. So what do you do in the face of such a country? Particularly when the country is not doing the right thing…" Source

Return to Wanted Poster

 

Pat O'Brien

Pat O'Brien

Liberal Party

Member of Parliament

London-Fanshawe

 

Candidate Web Site

  • On the Israeli security barrier "This wall denies basic human rights to the Palestinian people and further reduces the West Bank and the Gaza Strip to the status of concentration camps." Source

  • On the reason for the security barrier (600 Israelis killed and over 6,000 injured by Palestinian terrorists), O'Brien said nothing.

  • "the Sharon government is constructing the provocative security wall on territories occupied by Israel in direct and deliberate contravention of international law." Source

  • "Mr. Speaker, Canada has strongly criticized the illegal and inflammatory wall built by Israel in the West Bank and Gaza. This provocative incursion beyond the 1967 borders makes the Palestinian people prisoners in their own towns."  Source

  • "To date Canada has taken no effective legal or political action in this matter. It is time for action, not just words. What specific action is Canada prepared to take to persuade Israel to tear down this illegal and inflammatory wall?" Source

Return to Wanted Poster

 

Andrew Telegdi &

Paul Martin

Andrew Telegdi

Liberal Party

Member of Parliament

Kitchener-Waterloo

 

Candidate Web Site

  • About the Canadian Jewish Congress, which was seeking the deportation of Helmut Oberlander (member of Einsatzkommando 10A, a Nazi death squad that killed 90,000 civilians in World War 2), Telegdi said: "They're totally alone.” Source

  • "The only one that is creating an ethnic battle is the Canadian Jewish Congress" Source

  • "Who are the main protagonists on this deportation stuff? It's the Canadian Jewish Congress who want to use this unfair system." Source

Return to Wanted Poster

 

Jim Karygiannis

Jim Karygiannis

Liberal Party

Member of Parliament

Scarborough-Agincourt

 

Candidate Web Site

  • Asked about his presence at a Tamil LTTE terrorist fundraising event, Karygiannis said, "The one thing that I'm seeing is the following: Today's villains are tomorrow's heroes - Mr. Arafat, Papandreou, Sinn Fein of the IRA.”  Source

  • “The truth is that the president of the United States was elected by only 200 well-placed votes in Florida. The United States is going into congressional and senate elections and needs an external evil to rally Republican voters to go to the polls." Source

Return to Wanted Poster