I'm really behind the eight-ball trying to finish some projects at work, so I don't have any time to maintain my blog. But I just took a break and came across this annoying breaking story at the Toronto Star:
Is this normal, for an ambassador to come out and start making legislative suggestions in public? It seems rather arrogant and inappropriate, especially when viewed in the context of the size and influence differences between Canada and the United States.
In the past I have made jokes about Paul Cellucci behaving like "King George's Governor General" rather than an ambassador, but actually, if the real Governor General made a comment like this, it would be a scandal.
What's odd is this quote (from the same article):
So, if they "understand" Canada's actual policy, then why do they care about perception? Is it because the perceptions of Canada as a leader in liberalism are felt to be a possible influence in the United States? If so, then this should encourage, not discourage, us!