You can be known by your friends, likewise, you can be known by your enemies.
We should remember this when considering how to feel about the Russian ambassador repeating the “Canada is back” canard while appearing on Global’s West Block this weekend.
Canada has been on the opposite side of Russia but Canada was NOT isolated under the Harper government, as the Liberals and media party like to suggest.
Last week, Global Affairs Minister Stephane Dion declared that he wanted to engage with Russia while the former government didn’t. Really? What about the arctic? Here’s something Russia’s ambassador said in the Global interview that the show’s host didn’t pick up on; Canada hosted a meeting on the arctic last April under the Harper government. Russia was there and agreed with us on issues.
Under Harper, Canada took a tough diplomatic stand against Russia over the theft of Crimea and the ongoing invasion of eastern Ukraine. Harper bluntly told Putin to get out of Ukraine. We joined our allies in imposing sanctions, we joined our allies in a military training mission to assist Ukrainian forces.
And now with Harper gone, Russia is welcoming Canada back out of our purported self-isolation and the media party doesn’t question this? Just accepts the Russian narrative?
It’s like the cold war is back and the media is on the side of the Russians.
Why should we be happy that Russia and Iran like Canada’s new foreign policy? Both countries support the Assad regime in Syria, Russia supplies and arms rebels in Ukraine, they undermine democracies on their borders, Iran supplies and funds terrorists.
Canada needs principled foreign policy that looks out for our national interests, works with our allies, supports our friends – in particular democracies like Ukraine and Israel but instead we’re moving closer to Russia and Iran with nothing to show for it other than leaving our allies to feel they no longer have Canada’s full backing.
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