This deal represents a rare co-operation of the five permanent members of the Security Council in managing one of the world’s most complex and sensitive foreign policy issues.
The mad rush by Mr. Baird says more about electoral support in Quebec than anything else.
No other group of foreign politicians was as large or as laudatory in their praise as members of the Harper government.
The benign view of Canada and Canadians is now one of apprehension.
In the current fiscal year it is expected that about $95 million will be collected in fees while the spending forecast is only $65.7 million.
The Americans are hoping to offload some responsibility for a “no” decision on Keystone XL onto the Canadian government.
Weather forecasting, while often ridiculed, is today edging towards a fuller understanding of nature. The same can not be said about a certain other academic pursuit.
China has yet to react to the changing strategic balance in its front yard, but at some point it will.
Clearly someone in London had a small axe to grind.
Israeli military action will largely find Middle East support. The more troublesome aspect is whether it will ensure a setback to the Iranian nuclear program.