CETA at the Canada-EU Summit: Photo-ops and election strategy

Lame-duck Barroso visits campaigner Harper.

European Union Photo
European Commission President José Manuel Barroso shakes hands with Stephen Harper at a G7 Summit in Brussels, Belgium in June. The two are set to meet again on Sept. 26 in Canada.
Kurt Hübner
Published: Thursday, 09/25/2014 1:48 am EDT
Last Updated: Thursday, 09/25/2014 10:04 am EDT

The outgoing president of the European Commission may not have many more chances to go on first-class transatlantic flights and enjoy media attention. Thus José Manuel Barroso was probably happy to accept the invitation of Prime Minister Stephen Harper for a publicity event in Ottawa on Sept. 26. So was PM Harper, who is assiduously building up his reputation as an internationally experienced leader for the upcoming elections.

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