Thursday, April 06, 2006

Harper Mentions a Role for Canada in Darfur

Stephen Harper publicly mentioned the possibility of an expanded role for Canada in Darfur yesterday. It seems unlikely that, given our current political situation, the state of our military and our commitment in Afghanistan, Canada is going to be taking the lead in a multinational force in Sudan. Nonetheless, I am encouraged by the fact that we now have a Prime Minister who acknowledges the horrors in Darfur (rather than one who simply uses it when it is politically convenient).

It's nice to have a Prime Minister who understands that Canada can have a role in the world that extends beyond trying to be BFF with Bono. Hopefully this is a sign of more to come.

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