The Conservatives were deluged with mail receiving more than a thousand letters over it's stance against Palestine's bid for statehood at the U.N. The vast majority of them in opposition to their opposition. Some going so far as to say that they will not vote for the Conservatives again (ah music to my ears).
More than 80 per cent of the correspondence expressed clear opposition to the Conservative government’s own vocal attempts to block the Palestinian bid for greater recognition at the UNA small sampling:
- “I no longer consider myself a PC voter at the federal level,” the writer told Menzies. “I will not be voting PC next election!!!”
- In a handwritten note, Harper was asked if he had ever travelled without a delegation “to the Palestine occupied area of Israel?” The woman, who said she travelled there with husband in 2010, found “deplorable” living conditions. She (sic) Canada should be standing up for the “underprivileged.”
- “Shameful – shameful – shameful. What a disgusting Canadian you are, making us all ashamed of your biased and hypocritical position,” one writer told Baird the day before his UN speech
To say this lifts my spirits would be an understatement. Too often we see the haters as having an outsized influence on Canada, we should be mindful that they are the minority. One that cannot and must not be ignored but the minority all the same.