Take a load of this, I just love it:
AreCanadians The 51st American State?
By The Canadian Charger
November 25, 2012
The final chapter of Yves Engler's "The Ugly Canadian" sums up Canada's role in the world
today as America's errand-boy, and PM Harper's government as a right-wing, militaristic,
ideologically and theologically driven outfit always ready to look after the interests of powerful
corporations in particular and the rich in general.
Engler piles detail on detail, often in convincing fashion, as for example in his analysis of what
the tar/oil sands are doing to the environment and to Canada’s reputation on the one hand and
of how Canada is putting all of its influence into defending the industry wherever it faces real
or potential criticism. Ditto on Canadian mining interests around the world.
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One interesting and important fact that Engler points to is the Harper government’s active effort in establishing military bases in Africa and Asia. That was something we learned.
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There are interesting comments in the link.
My own reaction? I want to stay a Canadian!