As realistic Canadians, we have long known that we can't set any kind of policy course that would deviate too radically from what the big boys inside the Beltway want to see. We tell ourselves that the occassional gesture of independent thinking, like sitting out the Iraq invasion for example, proves that we remain a sovereign nation, despite our proximity to and dependence on the USA.
For the most part, we are content to be lap dogs.
But who suspected this?
Greenlighting the NSA's nefarious activities on Canadian soil goes far beyond any notion of "security cooperation." It is a complete sell-out of Canadian sovereignty and nothing less.
Harper needs to be held accountable.