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Originally posted by sensfan
I fail to see why people are surprised that Martin decided to opt out of the defense shield. This is democracy at work folks. Martin sees that a majority of Canadians do not want Canada involved in this system, so he opted out.
Yes, I know that this is rare, but with a minority government, he really had no choice, he must keep the people happy if he is to win the next election, which will probably happen sooner than later.
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
Prime Minister Paul Martin today announced that Canada would not
participate in the U.S. "Star Wars" missile defense shield and had
instead been secretly testing it's own anti-missile system in a remote
section of Saskatchewan...