I know, I know, this is a Canadian blog and I’m supposed to talk Canadian politics. Okay, so the Globe reports Chretien knew something about the misspent sponsorship money. Shock and horror!
And now, on the international front, it looks like China may be sending their first ever UN peacekeeping force into the Western Hemisphere. 130 of the People’s Armed Police are scheduled to travel to Haiti soon, to help control the violence surrounding the Hurricane Jeanne relief effort. Conditions in Haiti are increasingly horrible.
Checking the UN website, I note that this development will see the only two remaining superpowers, rivals on the Security Council (see yesterday’s post), working together under the authority of the United Nations.
Here is the list of countries contributing troops or police to the UN mission in Haiti:
Military Troops: Argentina, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, France, Guatemala, Nepal, Paraguay, Peru, United States and Uruguay
Civilian Police Personnel: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, China, France, Ghana, Jordan, Niger, Portugal, Senegal and Turkey.
Can total world peace be far behind?