In the space of a few years, the international perception of Canada has changed dramatically. Under the Harper Conservatives, Canada has become a country identified with the unilateralism of George W. Bush (even though America has moved beyond Bush), a climate change pariah that has withdrawn from Kyoto and is playing an obstructionist role in attempts to negotiate a new climate change agreement. The growing mistrust toward Canada amongst international bodies was evidenced when Canada failed to get a rotating seat on the UN Security Council, writes Hassan Arif.
January 7, 2013 – Hassan Arif – “Does the World Still Trust Canada?”, Telegraph Journal, and Huffington Post Canada.
This column highlights the work of the Group of 78 to promote stability in Africa.