"We all want to see a resolution, to what is becoming an increasing tragic situation, in terms of the loss of civilian life, which is VERY, VERY high at the moment. But, I think we have to fair and clear minded about how we go about this, and that is pushing a durable ceasefire. Canada has to be doing everything diplomatically, with the Egyptians, with our friends and allies around the world who share this perspective. That perspective has clearly been put forth by the United Nations. I mean, it's not everyday that you get a Security Council resolution that's endorsed by all of the great powers of the world. We should be PUSHING HARD on that basis, to get to a ceasefire."
An acknowledgement of a worsening human tragedy, with a strong emphasis on "pushing hard" for an immediate ceasefire. That view distinguishes the Liberals from the government, who have been completely absent on the world stage, content to present a one-sided view, that barely mentions the real toll, with no forceful push on a ceasefire. I would describe Rae's view as more representative of mainstream Canada and I would hope our "official" position demands an immediate ceasefire, which clearly supercedes any of the underlying philosophical positions, as to who is justified and who deserves blame.