Calling UN Special Rapporteur a “disgrace to the UN Human Rights Council and the United Nations”, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney received a standing ovation in Parliament yesterday for calling for Falk’s resignation. As we noted yesterday, UN Watch has exposed Falk’s bias and racism.
Here is what Mr. Larry Miller and Minister Jason Kenney said:
Mr. Larry Miller (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound, CPC): Mr. Speaker, Richard Falk has once again disgraced himself. Mr. Falk is once again attacking UN Watch, an NGO led by Canadian Hillel Neuer, and called for it to be investigated. This is McCarthyism in the worse sense of the term. Will the Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism inform the House whether the government agrees with Mr. Falk or not?
Hon. Jason Kenney (Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, CPC): Mr. Speaker, Richard Falk is an embarrassment to the United Nations Human Rights Council. He has praised 9/11 conspiracy theorists repeatedly. He has suggested that the United States provoked terrorist attacks against it. He is now attacking Canadian-led UN Watch. We call on Richard Falk to be fired as a special rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Council. He is a disgrace to that body and the United Nations.