continued from The New Russophobia here:
Canada 'The Most Anti-Russian State in the Western Alliance and G7'- Aleksey Pushkov
"We should not pretend that nothing is happening and we should develop a complex of reciprocal measures aimed at Canada,' MP Aleksey Pushkov stated at Tuesday's parliamentary session.
He added that today Canada was 'the most anti-Russian state in the Western alliance as a whole and definitely also in the G-7 group of nations.'
He went on to blast the Canadian government of Prime Minister Harper for deliberately aggravating the relations with Russia in order to artificially boost its image in the international arena.
'The government of this country attempts to attach some importance to [its] very tiny role in international politics. They compensate [for] the obvious lack of weight and authority with increased activity in the sphere of sanctions policy,' Pushkin said.
He reminded that previously Harper had ruled out the possibility of Russia's membership in G7 and by this promoted the thesis that the confrontation between Russia and the West was necessary. 'In my view, we must respond to this, Pushkov told fellow lawmakers.
'Harper was yearning for Ukrainian-Canadian votes so much he sacrificed the future of their own aircraft industry that had dreamt of a deal with Russia,' Deputy PM Dmitry Rogozin said.."