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CHIMO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-24-04 11:41 PM
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Martin needs to send message to the U.S. about relationship
Now that he has completed the formation and presentation of his new cabinet, his next major task is to send a clear message about the relationship he wants his government to have with the United States.

Will it be based on his desire to build a more sophisticated relationship with Canada's largest trading partner and dominant neighbour, as he suggested when Liberal discourse at the beginning of the Iraq war seemed to sink to calling George W. Bush a moron and Americans bastards?

Or will it be marked by the beer-ad patriotism that shaped Martin's election rhetoric?

Will he favour the continentalists, who argue that Canada's relationship with the United States should define its foreign policy, or the internationalists who call on Canada to strike out on its own?

What in hack is going on here. In the election campaign all I could see was NDP being more Canadian than everyone and now we are getting these messages without any rebutals. Where in hell are the grass roots that were working to get all the NDP elected?
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