September 30, 2006
A LEADER IN THE WORLD
Since taking office, Prime Minister Harper and Canada’s New Government have worked hard to return Canada to a leadership role in world affairs:
- Canada is leading efforts to re-commit global support for the U.N-sanctioned and NATO-led mission to Afghanistan;
- Canada moved quickly to suspend funding to the Hamas-led government which does not recognize Israel’s right to exist;
- Prime Minister Harper positioned Canada as an "emerging energy superpower" and force for stability to audiences in Britain and the United States; and
- Prime Minister Harper urged reform at the United Nations and challenged the member nations to live up to the ideals of the U.N. Charter.
Canada is a nation that leads, not follows, and Canada’s New Government will continue to demonstrate leadership on the world stage.