Withdraws Drought Convention

AP

UN On Canada's Move: 'Regrettable'

OTTAWA - The United Nations said Friday that it is “regrettable” Canada will withdraw from a UN convention that fights the spread of droughts.Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said Canada was withdraw...
CP

I Stand Behind My Tweet Comparing Canada To North Korea

This is a larger, more esoteric blog than merely defending my use of North Korea and Canada in the same sentence. But, okay, I am also defending my use of North Korea and Canada in the same sentence. The analogy is that in one context only -- global environmental treaties -- Canada is acting rogue, and since North Korea is the most shocking example of a rogue state, the analogy is to North Korea. Given the challenges of Twitter, I think saying Canada is the North Korea of environmental treaties captures it very well. Not literally true in any respect. But as an analogy, it explains just how shocking Stephen Harper's actions really are.