Why Doesn't Harper Government Want President Obama To Address Parliament?
Globe & Mail
New Democrat MP, Libby Davies rose in the House of Commons today and reminded Members that February 19th, the date that President Obama will visit Canada is not a scheduled sitting day for Parliament. Ms. Davies asked Conservative House Leader, Jay Hill, to consider declaring February 19th as a 'special sitting day' of the House in order that President Barack Obama may address Parliament.
Tory MP Jay Hill, brushed the request off and said that all arrangements are being made by the Prime Minister's Office.
One has to wonder, why Steven Harper does not want President Obama to address the Canadian people by speaking in the House of Commons.
American presidents who have addressed Canada's Parliament include: Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton.
President George W. Bush was scheduled to address Canada's Parliament, but numerous protests in Ottawa resulted in a shift of his speech to Halifax.
So ... why doesn't Stephen Harper want President Barak Obama to speak to Canada's elected Members of Parliament? Is it because of Harper's ecstatic 'love in' with American Republicans and Bush?
President Barak Obama should be speaking in the Canadian House of Commons on February 19th. Period!
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