File photo shows Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper.
If anyone wants to see what a US administration under Mormon-Zionist Mitt Romney would look like, one only has to look at the steady Zionization of Canada under the government of Tory Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
Canada, a one-time independent-minded NATO member whose diplomatic offices were once valued by Third World governments as a trusted liaison to Washington, is now considered by many nations as more right-wing and anti-Muslim and anti-Arab than the United States. Canada’s recent decision to expel the Iranian embassy staff in Ottawa and call home Canadian diplomats in Tehran at the behest of Israel supporters in the Canadian Conservative Party and their allies in the right-wing government of Israel is a testament to Canada’s far-right foreign policy.
Immediately, after Canada’s suspension of relations with Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, Israeli President Shimon Peres, and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations praised Harper’s decision.
On September 4, Parti Quebecois (PQ) leader Pauline Marois was celebrating her victory in Quebec’s election in Montreal when a gunman named Richard Henry Bain, a local businessman, shot his way into the victory celebration venue, shooting two PQ supporters, killing one. Montreal law enforcement officials claimed later that Marois was the target of an assassination attempt. The history of the PQ, which advocates independence for Quebec, strongly suggests that Marois was targeted because of the pro-Palestinian policies of the PQ. Many PQ supporters, who feel that French-speaking Quebec deserves independence, have affinity with the plight of Palestine.
In 2000, Yves Michaud, a strongly pro-secession PQ member, said that Quebec’s Jews had little sympathy for Quebec nationalism because they believed that they were the only people who have suffered. Michaud accused Jewish organizations, including B’nai B’rith, of opposition to Quebec sovereignty.
Backing up Michaud was the former PQ Prime Minister of Quebec Jacques Parizeau. Many PQ supporters believe that it was the moneyed anti-secession Jewish interests of Montreal who helped narrowly defeat a 1995 Quebec independence referendum.
With the attempted assassination of Marois, Quebec independence supporters suspect, once again, Jewish involvement in the assassination plot. The supporters of secession also point to the increasingly anti-Quebec policies of Harper, who rules in lockstep with Israeli interests and the bloc of “Christian Zionists” who support Israel at any cost.
The anti-Quebec policies of Canada’s Zionists and neo-conservatives, which are basically synonymous terms, was seen in 2006 when many Quebec pro-sovereignty politicians came to the support of Lebanon when that nation was the target of a surprise Israeli attack.
Barbara Kay, a columnist for the neocon National Post
, wrote a screed against pro-sovereignty Quebec politicians who attended an August 2006 rally in Montreal in support of Lebanon. The article, titled “The Rise of Quebecistan,” likened the PQ and BQ leaders to the Ku Klux Klan, Osama bin Laden, and the Nazis. It was later condemned by the Quebec Press Council as an example of "undue provocation" and "generalizations suitable to perpetuate prejudices."
Among the targets of Canada’s Zionist infrastructure was the former Quebec PQ Minister for Citizenship and Immigration and Social Solidarity Minister and former PQ leader Andre Boisclair as well as former federal Bloc Quebecois (BQ) leader Gilles Duceppe, both of whom attended the Montreal rally in support of Lebanon.
The anti-Quebec nature of Israel’s supporters in Montreal and Ottawa necessarily begs the question of who was behind the violence against the PQ and the assassination attempt against the PQ’s Prime Minister-elect Marois.
Although there are three times as many Muslim and Arab Canadians as there are Canadian Jews, Harper only retains political control because of his favorable treatment by the Zionist media in Canada and the deep pockets of Canadian Jewish donors swelling his coffers. Harper has attempted to purge the government-funded Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) of those who maintain an even-handed approach to Middle East issues in the same way that the Public Broadcasting System and National Public Radio in the United States has seen a similar purge.
To cover their interests and bets, Canada’s Israel Lobby managed to place the opposition left-of-center New Democratic Party (NDP) into the control of Thomas Mulcair, who is unabashedly pro-Israel. The third largest party, the Liberals, have been led by pro-Israeli politicians since the premiership of Jean Chretien, who did not support the neo-con contrived invasion and occupation of Iraq. Michael Ignatieff, a former Liberal Party leader, was forced to apologize after he accused Israel of war crimes in Gaza and Lebanon while attending the UN Conference on Racism in Durban, South Africa. Ignatieff was subsequently dumped from the Liberal Party leadership.
But Israel’s influence over Canadian policy lies within the ranks of the Conservative Party and Harper, who once declared, “I will defend Israel whatever the cost.” That clarion call led to a number of wealthy Jewish leaders of the Liberal Party defecting to Harper’s Tories. Harper‘s rabid policies are backed by a number of his Cabinet ministers, including Environment Minister Peter Kent, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney (who has barred from Canada leading pro-Palestinian activists and political leaders from around the world and cut off government funding for the Canadian Christian aid group KAIROS), and former International Trade and Public Security Minister Stockwell Day.
Harper has also held on to power by showing utter contempt for Canada’s democratic institutions, including Parliament and the Canadian Charter of Rights of Freedoms. This is the same contempt that pro-Israel neocon political leaders in the United States showed for American democratic institutions - the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the US Congress - in the wake of the neocon-contrived 9/11 terror attacks.