by Candice Malcolm
July 18, 2016
On July 9, I attended one of the largest political rallies in the world. It was bigger than the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention combined. And yet, you probably didn’t hear about it.
That’s because the mainstream media in Canada did not cover it.
The Free Iran rally and conference was hosted at Le Bourget Convention Centre in Paris. The director of operations told me an estimated 104,000 and 106,000 people attended, to peacefully call for regime change in Iran. (They couldn’t host such a rally in Iran, of course, because they’d all be killed.)
Out the speeches and all the promising aspects of the conference, my favourite moment came during the speech by the Hon. John Baird, Canada’s former minister of foreign affairs in the Harper government.
I'll show you a few clips.
He received one of the biggest, if not the biggest, cheers and ovations from the massive audience.
Under the Harper government, Canada stood with these people, against the theocratic dictatorship that routinely executes gays and political opponents, that funds global terrorism and builds a covert nuclear program.
While Justin Trudeau and his foreign minister Stephane Dion sheepishly try to negotiate with the despicable regime in Tehran, and open the relationship back up, Baird reminds us of why it was closed in the first place.
Canada used to stand with the people wanting freedom. We should continue to stand with the Iranian people, and oppose the tyrannical despots that control Iran today.