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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Conservatives push Rights and Democracy over the side

The Conservatives have decided to scrap Rights and Democracy. That would be the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development, though I have no doubt they plan to continue to attack the abstract concepts, too.
The linked story contains what has to be the understatement of the week, even if it is only Tuesday:

The federally appointed body, which promotes human rights and democracy around the world, has suffered from internal dissension since the Conservative government appointed new board members who disagree with old members about issues in the Middle East. 

That would be this institution, the one where the new appointees hounded the then president to an early grave to cover their own mismanagement.
Dawg has an embarrassment of riches on the subject, having been all over the file from day one like lobbyists on a cabinet minister. 


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