What are the consequences when governments make policy based on faith and imperial hubris instead of science and expertise? It's a question that comes to mind watching the Russia-Ukraine crisis.
When Ukrainian President Poroshenko came to Ottawa it was as much to give Prime Minister Harper's image a boost as to cement international support for his country.
Russia's dominance as an energy exporter to Europe is an important component of the crisis in Ukraine. What if Canada helped Europeans gain a bit of energy independence? What then?
Nick Murray knows a man who recently visited Ukraine and then returned with a completely different perspective of the crisis happening there.
Pipelines are not a made-in-Canada energy solution. In fact, Canada may not be the slightest bit independent when it comes to petro decision-making.
Is Stephen Harper just a useful idiot to the U.S. -- ranting and raving about Russian expansionism and imperialism so that the U.S. position looks more reasonable by comparison?
It's time to shatter some myths about language and culture in Ukraine. Seems like Putin's propagandists have been working overtime.
Mar 28, 2014
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Harper's support of Ukraine's new government shows a deep hypocrisy.
In advance of the emergency G7 meeting held in Holland on March 24, an Ottawa embassy situation report on PM Harper and Canadian foreign policy was circulated among European Union foreign ministries.