This week our Prime Minister has been in Europe on a diplomatic tour, which has included conversation on Canada seeking a seat on the United Nations Security Council. Today's poll question, do you think we should be lobbying for this spot in the rotation? I know that many of us are frustrated with the United Nations for some of their more controversial inefficiencies, but this is a prestigious international role where we would be included in international negotiations. It unquestionably gives us a louder voice on the world stage, even if some of us don't like the microphone.
I have many disagreements with the United Nations, but I don't want to see it disbanded. They can serve a useful purpose, but the current hierarchy is flawed. I would like to see the UN reformed, though I lack the specific expertise to suggest specific reformations. I am a big fan of John Bolton, and I trust his opinion on any matter to do with the United Nations. As Dennis Miller recently said to Johnny B, "I want you on that wall, I need you on that wall!" I also feel the same way about Stephen Harper.