This was pretty nasty and I thought it shouldn't be burried in at the bottom of the tsunami relief thread.
Youíll never see this on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
Thatís because itís incredible, shot-on-site film footage that Prime Minister Paul Martin doesnít want you to see. Canadafreepress.com editors decided to post it here so that you can judge for yourself.
Itís never-seen-before film footage taking you back to January 3, 2005 when Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin and his entourage made an official visit to tsunami-ravaged Sir Lanka.
The film footage was shot by award-winning Canadian documentary journalist, Garth Pritchard, who was on the scene prior to Martinís visit at the invitation of Canadaís mercy mission DART team
You will hear how an RCMP officer tried to relieve Pritchard of his camera. Pritchardís voice can easily be picked up when he tells the officer that, "This is not Canada, this is Sri Lanka."
See and hear for yourself how he shills the purified water of Zenon Environmental Inc., an Oakville-based company of which his lifetime mentor Maurice Strong is a board member.
See and hear some of the film highlights, including Padre Hardwick trying to do the job he was asked to do: namely honouring the dead. Padre Hardwick calls for a Moment of Silence. Fifteen seconds into the Moment of Silence, Prime Minister Martin ends it, saying, "Letís go."
Their prime minister disgraced the image of ĎThe Compassionate Canadianí in a single photo op.
But even worse than that, Martin chose to shill for a Canadian-owned water company linked to his personal mentor in a Sri Lanka that was locked in heartbreaking grief.
Not only Canadians would agree that Sri Lankans deserve so much better than that