Friday, September 29, 2006
Harper takes principled stand at "La Francophonie" Summit
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, representing Canada at a summit of the Francophonie held in Bucharest, Romania, rejected a one-sided resolution on the Israel-Hizbullah conflict today. The Francophonie is France's imitiation of the Commonwealth whose exact pratical impact on world politics is unclear to me. Egypt, a member of the Francophonie (the Baltic states and Macedonia are also part of the club!), introduced a last-minute resolution at the summit that would have recognized only Lebanese victims of the war. Harper wisely vetoed the resolution.