Saturday, December 19, 2009

Canada's Back!

I, for one, am glad that Canada is back on the world stage as a leader and an innovator [Yahoo Canada News, Harper not on Obama's climate guest list as U.S. president meets with 19 leaders]:
Prime Minister Stephen Harper was left off U.S. President Barack Obama's guest list for an emergency meeting of world leaders in the final hours of the Copenhagen climate talks.

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Among the attendees were Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister He Yafei, Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

The list, provided by the White House, did not include Harper.
Canada's position, such as it is, is considered irrelevant.

Quick, something shiny!

4 comments:

Bruce said...

Obviously Canada was not included because the final meetings could not include every country and as the White House explained the guest list had to include countries from every region around the world. Canada is a very small GHG emitter (less than 2% of the world total) and our position is well known as PM Harper has a very close and friendly relationship with President Obama, and is very well respected on the world stage. You are very wrong to say Canada's position is considered irrelevant.

Jim (Progressive Right) said...

The White House has to do that.

Stephen Harper has made Canada irrelevant by holding a position out of step with the rest of the world.

Anonymous said...

Our position is the same as Obama's but yet Harper is being dragged over the coals while nothing is being said from the left about Obama.

Why is that?

Luke said...

Why?

Do you really expect people to trust Harper on doing anything tangible on reducing greenhouse emissions in Canada?

This is the same Harper who said he would not take the hard earn cash of the seniors but did anyways, when he taxed income trusts.

Harper when in public says he wants parliament to work, then tries to stab the opposition parties in the back with his attempt to take away the $ 1.95 per vote subsidy. His party produced a manual on how to disrupt parliament committees. Etc etc

Harper, who hires watchdogs but they get stonewalled and can’t do their job properly: i.e. budget watchdog

Harper who promised accountability and transparency. Brings out blacken documents.

I could go on and on but you get the picture.