Operating under the assumption that Canada’s foreign policy was to blame for Canada’s loss at the UN, television news anchor Simon Durivageof French language news channel Radio-Canadatook the issue one step further on his political talk show “Le match des élus”. While interviewing Canadian Conservative politicianStephen Blaney, Durivage asked the following astounding question to Blaney:
“Israel, which is a controversial country and is often even blamed by the United Nations, is it not a bit dangerous to align ourselves to this point to a country whose policies are controversial and even condemned by the UN? I would ask the same question if Canada decided to represent Iran or Sudan somewhere in the world.”
– Simon Durivage, RDI, Le Match des élus, 15/10/2010
While asking his interviewee about the “dangers” of Canada’s alignment with “controversial” Israel, Durivage draws an obscene equivalence between Israel, Iran and Sudan. “I would ask the same question if Canada decided to represent Iran or Sudan somewhere in the world” Durivage reassures his audience.