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Harper trumpets Canada's international role even as our reputation declines

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There was a cute moment in last Monday's leaders' debate on foreign affairs. Stephen Harper, with the worst environmental policy in the developed world, was arguing that he actually had the best -- the most "responsible," "balanced," "transparent" and so on.

"He's always doing that!" an exasperated Justin Trudeau blurted out, but he couldn't nail him down.

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Terrorism and war in Africa: Canada's hands are not clean in this cycle of violence

There are no shades of grey, no nuance or even cause and effect in the simplistic world view proclaimed by the current Canadian government.

The Conservatives response to the horrific attack in Nairobi's Westgate Mall has been to thump their chests and proclaim their anti-terror bona fides.

"The fight against international terrorism is the great struggle of our generation, and we need to continue with the resolve to fight this," bellowed Foreign Minister John Baird. For his part, Stephen Harper boasted that "our government is the government that listed al-Shabab as a terrorist entity."

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