Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Canada "furious" with US

Obama buddies up with Cuba and Egypt for women's rights agency at UN, shocking Canada and the EU. Not sure why Canadians are so 'shocked' about this. Furious I can understand, but surprised?

Canada is “furious” at the United States over Washington’s role in creating a new $1-billion super agency at the United Nations for women’s rights, Canwest News Service has learned.

In a dispute that could spill over into the G20 and G8 summits in Canada this week, the U.S. has broken ranks with other western countries and proposed a board for the new agency that largely gives in to demands by Cuba, Egypt and other developing countries seeking maximum possible control of it.