I suspect I’m not the only one who missed this. Certainly, the mainstream media haven’t picked it up. Or, they choose to ignore it.
But The Hill Times Embassy Magazine reported a couple of weeks ago that, in fact, Canada’s nuclear policy has shifted.
In January 2002, Canada’s policy called for “the complete elimination of nuclear weapons…through steadily advocating national, bilateral and multilateral steps,” Mr. Byers points out in his new book, Intent for a Nation: What is Canada For?
But recently, the same foreign affairs website has been amended to say that Canada’s nuclear weapons policy is now “consistent with our membership in NATO and NORAD, and in a manner sensitive to the broader international security context.” As Mr. Byers rightly points out, this clause strips Canada’s policy of any real meaning.
PMS Harper really is acting as though he has a majority, isn’t he? We need to be asking why the policy was changed and why we weren’t involved in the discussion of it. Of course, it’s likely because PMS has no backbone when it comes to the lobby of the military-industrial complex and his American Idol, Gee Dubya.
with thanks to those feministas at BnR