Canadians are often characterized as the flunkies of Americans so it is a nice change to have a Prime Minister who does not blindly follow the US into the Dark Abyss and remains standing with his feet firmly on the moral high ground.
Canada will keep its sanctions in place – at least for now – despite the nuclear agreement Iran has reached with major world powers.
Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson issued a statement saying that Canada “will continue to judge Iran by its actions not its words,” and that the government in Ottawa will examine the agreement carefully before making any policy changes.
“We will examine this deal further before taking any specific Canadian action,” Mr. Nicholson said in the statement.
That means Canada is refusing to follow the course set by its major allies, including not only the Obama Administration in the U.S., but Britain, France, and the European Union. They negotiated the deal with Iran as part of the “P5+1” group that also included China and Russia, and have agreed to lift economic sanctions in return for Tehran’s nuclear concessions.(The Globe and Mail)
And for those who insist Canada is standing on the wrong side of history I have two words for you: North Korea. Furthermore, I predicate Obama's real legacy will be spurning nuclear proliferation in the Middle East.