Saturday, December 17, 2005

Maize Page: The Canadian election ignores national suicide: "'The last time I looked, the United States was not on the ballot for the Jan. 23 election,” U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins said to scattered applause during a speech last week. The comment came as a sharp and un-diplomatic rebuke to Prime Minister Paul Martin who is campaigning to keep his Liberal party in power after he recieved a vote of no-confidence last month. Like Schroder in Germany four years ago, Martin is bashing the U.S. and generally being rude to the U.S. about issues like Kyoto and climate change. This is all a distraction from a great problem in Canada, writes the venerable Richard Gwyn of the Toronto Star"


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