Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Gov't review concludes Canada sent too many election observers to Ukraine in 2012; Harper responds by sending more this time!

There's a reason Canada is the only country that sends bilateral observer missions to Ukraine.

"There are 1.2 million Ukrainian Canadians... forming one of the most influential diaspora groups and voting blocs in the country."

What? This isn't about altruistic concern for the state of Ukraine's democracy? Shame!

Who knew?

No, apparently it's more about shameless vote-grubbing right here in Canada.

Frankly, the torrent of wildly partisan pronouncements coming out of Ottawa over the past few months should disqualify Canada as a non-partisan observer. Canada's embrace of the non-elected putschists in Kiev has been an embarrassment to anyone who remembers when Canada actually had a measure of credibility on the world stage.

Those days are gone.

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