Thursday, December 03, 2009

Canada's image lies in tatters. It is now to climate what Japan is to whaling

From the Guardian. The Neo-Tories can make all the excuses they want, it doesn't change the fact that as far as the world is concerned they will get to wear this, and it looks good on them.

The tar barons have held the nation to ransom. This thuggish petro-state is today the greatest obstacle to a deal in Copenhagen

When you think of Canada, which qualities come to mind? The world's peacekeeper, the friendly nation, a liberal counterweight to the harsher pieties of its southern neighbour, decent, civilised, fair, well-governed? Think again. This country's government is now behaving with all the sophistication of a chimpanzee's tea party.

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