PM invites Burmese pro-democracy activist to Canada -

PM invites Burmese pro-democracy activist to Canada

Aung San Suu Kyi is honourary citizen


Prime Minister Stephen Harper has invited Burmese pro-democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi to personally visit Canada to accept the honourary citizenship which was granted to her in 2007. Suu Kyi was made an honourary Canadian because of her incessant attempts to have free elections held in Myanmar (Burma). Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party won the 1990 general election but a military junta led by Than Shwe prevented the party from taking power. The military has ruled ever since. Suu Kyi spent 15 of the past 21 years imprisoned. This November, she was released from her most recent year-long house arrest. The military junta’s party claimed victory in last month’s election, the first in two decades.

Halifax Chronicle-Herald

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PM invites Burmese pro-democracy activist to Canada

  1. Wouldn't it be nice if our government and Canadians in general remembered what democracy was like instead of this socialist-cum-poitce state we seem to have evolved into.

  2. Because Canada is a glowing beacon of democracy, why with its senate that is selected by the Prime Minister, decreasing participation in the polls, and bills introducing things like "Serious Time for the Most Serious Crime", which are nothing more than partisan acts that the government doesn't care about passing.

  3. Prime Minister Harper continues to impress us by doing the right thing.