Friday, September 08, 2006

Dalai Canuck

Dalai Lama says he honoured to have be granted Canadian citizen

But our new Canadian citizen will not get to meet our very busy PM. Instead he gets to meet the stand ins.....

PM's aide to meet Dalai Lama during visit

Calgary MP Jason Kenney, once an outspoken critic of China's human rights policy and now Prime Minister Stephen Harper's parliamentary secretary, will meet privately with Tibet's exiled spiritual and political leader on Saturday morning. "This is essentially a courtesy meeting ... this is not a political meeting," Mr. Kenney said yesterday. "It's greeting a respected world figure to Canada, and I quite frankly don't know what we might end up discussing, but obviously I think it's appropriate for Canadians to offer a friendly welcome to an important international figure."

Hey Jason he is not just an international figure he is a Canadian citizen now.......

Zhang Weidong, minister and counsellor at China's embassy in Ottawa, said he has already urged the Canadian government not to meet the Dalai Lama privately or even attend his public events.

"We hope [Mr. Solberg] will not go," Mr. Weidong said.

Immigration Minister Monte Solberg will attend a public gathering to hear the Dalai Lama speak on Saturday. But Mr. Solberg will not meet with the Nobel laureate, who is viewed by China as a political activist and separatist, said Lesley Harmer, the Minister's director of communications."

Oh so now China is dictating how the government can welcome its newest Canadian citizen.....and of course the Tories capitulate......Monte will not welcome Canada's newest citizen, he will drink his Timmies and listen to the Dalai Lama 'em all talk no action Tories ......of course Nortel is big in China.....that might have something to do with it.....

Find blog posts, photos, events and more off-site about:
, , , , , , , , , , , ,

No comments: