The Jordan Glass Times

New issues will be released whenever I have something to say.

Location: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada

I am a twenty one year old student currently in my fourth year of a double major in history and political science with a minor in religious studies. I was raised in Thornhill and now now live in the beautiful Northern Ontario city of Sudbury. I am proudly political. Which you will have no problem noticing. You will also find that I am proudly Zionist and proudly Liberal. Of note; my opinions are not reflective of any candidate I may be attached to, nor are they intended to insult or be libelous to any person, place, or thing.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

What did John Reynolds just say?

John Reynolds, former British Columbia Conservative/Canadian Alliance MP and current National Co-Chair of the Conservative re-election campaign just made a comment on Mike Duffy Live that I imagine will go rather unnoticed by most media outlets.

When discussing with Joy McPhail (NDP strategist and fomer BC NDP Minister of Health) and Martha Hall Findlay (future MP in Willowdale) tonights vote on the Liberal motion to guarantee a pull out of all Canadian troop frm Afghanistan by February of 2009, the comment made by Minister O'Connor was raised. For those who do not remember, he said on Mike Duffy Live yesterday that Canada will be at war for at least ten years. Mike Duffy clarified that he was not just referring to Afganistan but other missions such as Darfur. Obviously both Ms. Hall Findlay and Ms. McPhail raised concern because Darfur has never been talked about with anyone. This is where Mr. Reynolds made the comment that everyone should be aware of.

When given the opportunity to rebutle, Mr. Reynolds made the statement, and I am quoting here, "We don't know what will happen in Iran or Iraq."

Now, I'm no political expert, but this sounds to me like a thinly vailed implicated that Canada may potentially send troops to either or even both Iran or Iraq. I imagine luckily for the Conservative Party, Mike Duffy cut off any response an ended the segment. But perhaps someone could shed some light on this for me. Because I remember rather recently Harper saying Canada will never send troops to the Iraq. Well, here is one of his right hand men not ruling it out.

On a side note, I wish Peter Mackay good luck in his effort to free Huseiyn Celil from his Chinese prison cell. Perhaps he can do something right during his term as Minister.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Abbas: Israeli soldier to be freed

PARIS, France (Reuters) -- Cpl. Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier held by militants in Gaza, will be released soon, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said in a television interview on Friday.

"We are undertaking efforts to free Shalit and these efforts will soon come to fruition," Abbas told France 24 television.

Shalit was seized last June in a cross-border raid from Gaza into southern Israel.

"We are optimistic. He will be freed soon," Abbas said.

However, he gave no specifics and previous comments by him about Shalit have not been followed by the soldier's release.

Abbas said there were also 9,500 Palestinian prisoners held by Israel who should be released too, although he said the two issues were not related.


It truly is a shame that Abu Mazen feels he needs to negotiate with the Israeli government on the release of prisons. This is just further proof that Israel does not have a partner for peace.

But the good news is that Cpl. Shalit will finally be released -- hopefully alive and well.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Pesach greeting from the Honourable Stephane Dion

Date: April 2, 2007

For Release: Immediate

Statement from the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Leader of the Official Opposition, on the Celebration of Passover.

On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada, I am delighted to extend my warmest wishes to all those celebrating Passover, one of the most important Jewish holidays.

Passover, a celebration of freedom, is a time for people of the Jewish faith around the world to celebrate the biblical liberation of the Jewish people. As families and friends gather for this week-long tradition, we are all reminded of the message of hope and salvation that it brings.

May the joy of Passover and what it represents fill our hearts and inspire us to lead lives of compassion and goodwill towards our fellow citizens.

Chag sameach.


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Le 2 avril 2007

Pour diffusion immédiate

Déclaration de l’honorable Stéphane Dion, chef de l’opposition officielle, à l’occasion de Pessah

Au nom du Parti libéral du Canada, il me fait plaisir de souhaiter à tous ceux qui le célèbrent un joyeux Pessah, l’une des plus importantes fêtes juives.

Pessah, la célébration de la liberté, est une occasion pour les gens de confession juive, partout au monde, de célébrer la libération biblique du peuple juif. Famille et amis se réunissent pour cette tradition qui dure une semaine et qui nous rappelle à tous son message d’espoir et de libération.

Puissent la joie de Pessah et tout ce que cette fête représente emplir notre cœur et nous inspirer compassion et bonne volonté les uns envers les autres.

Chag sameach.

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