We've Ditched Peacekeeping To Back U.S. Actions

Posted on Monday, July 03 at 11:22 by 4Canada
U.S. Ambassador David Wilkins attacked Harper's sovereignty plan, noting that Washington has never recognized Canada's claim to those waters. All this helped Harper shed his image as a pro-American water-carrier who'd be quick to cave in to the Bush administration. What a difference six months and some private time with the president make. The Harper government has quietly shelved plans for military icebreakers and underwater sensors. Yankee subs can presumably glide into our waters without filling out a single Canadian application form. Without the sensors, we don't even know they're there. The Canadian military is still getting lots of new money, but it will be spent on things that please, rather than annoy, the Bush administration notably aircraft and helicopters that will allow Canada to contribute more effectively to the U.S. "war on terror." http://www.commondreams.org/views06/0702-25.htm [Proofreader's note: this article was edited for spelling and typos on July 4, 2006]

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