Canada is the honest broker, coming to the rescue:
“Canada is in the middle of the road and could find a compromise,” said Andrei Kondakov, who once worked as the deputy chief of mission at the Russian embassy in Ottawa. “Canada could get the major proponents together.”
Canada is allied with the Americans:
Yesterday, Mr. Connaughton, senior White House climate adviser, counted Canada as one of the countries that disagrees with Germany.
The Americans were mistaken:
A Canadian official appeared to push back yesterday, noting that Mr. Harper had supported cuts of 50 per cent earlier this week when he met with Ms. Merkel in Berlin.
How many mistresses does Harper court? Apparently, we are all things to everybody, to the point of being nowhere. Harper is so desperate to look relevant that he is effectively saying whatever he has too, depending on who is present, at that exact moment. Instead of providing leadership, Canada is reduced to this mish mash of competing points of view, positioned in such a way to be so ambigious that it really doesn't matter. All Harper cares about is the appearance of the "uniter", and that fact is painfully obvious, given the chameleon morphing from venue to venue. I'm just tired of watching it, the whole exercise is a useless pursuit of personal appearance, substance is the casualty.