Northern Reflections: Nothing Could Be Futher From The Truth

                                             http://www.torontosun.com/ We now know what the career staffers at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs thought of Stephen Harper and John Baird. Alexander Panetta writes in the Globe and Mail: A U.S. official expressed amazement at how deeply detested Canada’s Conservative government was by some employees of the Foreign Affairs Department. That impression was described ...

Northern Reflections: More And Worse Conflict

                                                                          http://en.wikipedia.org/ Michael den Tandt writes that Stephen Harper’s foreign policy will outlive Harper: It is axiomatic for Harper’s ...

Northern Reflections: Abandonment

Stephen Harper has abandoned three of his senatorial appointees — including the man he once called  “my most valuable senator.”  Abandonment defines the man. And in foreign affairs, Joe Clark writes, Stephen Harper has “all but abandoned the global arena.” Foreign affairs has never been the prime minister’s strong suite, even though he has spent  ...

Northern Reflections: No Progressive

The Harperites — not surprisingly — accused Thomas Mulcair of traitorous behaviour when, during his recent Washinton gambit, he did not give his full throated support to the Keystone XL pipeline. He was, they said, damaging Canada’s international reputation. But four of Canada’s former prime ministers have recently suggested that Stephen Harper is doing a ...