Canada Sharing Embassies

Great Nations Don't Share Embassies, Harper

Andrew Cooper | Posted 12.11.2012 | Canada Politics
Andrew Cooper

Canada has long been a country with a high degree of sensitively -- and astuteness -- about status in the world. The sharing of some embassy services between Canada and the U.K. has already received a lot of attention. In geo-political hierarchical terms, the main risk of Canada cutting rather than building diplomatic infrastructure is that it plays to an image of decline that is contrary to the desire of the Harper government. An agreement with the U.K. then risks displaying not strength but a double image of weakness.

Sharing Embassies With Britain An 'Administrative' Move

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.24.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The plan by Canada and Britain to consolidate consular services in some embassies sparked criticism Monday that the Harper government is turn...