Long story short, Harper's next election is going to depend way more on Tamils than on Palestinians to get the Harper gang re-elected.
The new Canadian position vis-a-vis the Tamils isn't much of a secret.
The Tamils were not that long ago "terrorists."
The Palestinians have always been and will always be "terrorists."
Both peoples are struggling with an occupying power that refuses to recognize their sovereignty.
But the difference is that Canada's Tamil community can mobilize tens of thousands of voters in the next Canadian election.
When you hear John Baird lauding Canada's "principles," this is what he is talking about.