But, not solely if your a Canadian, because these type of gratuitous "awards" are given to many leaders for their "services" Services of what type? Services to who?
Stephen Harper will travel to New York this month to receive a “World Statesman of the Year” award from an organization called the Appeal of Conscience Foundation.
The ACF, founded by New York-based rabbi Arthur Schneier, has previously given the award to former British prime minister Gordon Brown, as well as to France’s Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Mr. Harper’s foreign policy has certainly had critics, at home and abroad, who have charged he shifted towards emphasizing the military, oversaw a losing bid for the UN Security Council, and aligned Middle East policy with Israel’s conservative leadership.The G&M article is surprising short on details about this "Appeal of Conscience" Foundation
I went to do a bit of digging- It didn't take long
Rabbi Arthur Schneier
Affiliation: Founder and President, Appeal of Conscience Foundation
Fields: Anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism; terrorism and hate groups; the Holocaust; Catholic-Jewish relations
Web site: http://www.appealofconscience.org
To put it plainly this "award" is being given to PM Harper, not because he has a conscience, or a soul, for that matter. He is being given this award, so he is perceived to be a man of conscience. Clearly, he is being given the award because he is servile to Israel. Judging by the comments at G&M, people are not fooled-
That's the Prime Minister's reward for outsourcing Canada's Middle-East policy to the Israelis.
I guess "Boot Licker of the Year" was too obvious
The ACF, founded by New York-based rabbi Arthur Schneier, what a surprise harper being given an award by his jewish/israeli masters
Netanyahu Sycophant of the Year is more like it.
How ironic that a man who appears to have no conscience should receive this award.