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Canada's conservative government Monday denied allegations it tried to influence the U.S election by leaking word of a meeting with Barack Obama's senior economic adviser who allegedly told Canadian officials that Obama's comments about the North American Free Trade Agreement were for political show.
In Ottawa, Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper disputed the contention of his political opposition that his right-leaning government leaked word of the meeting to complicate Obama's chances or to favor Republican Sen. John McCain, who strongly supports NAFTA.
Here in Ohio, where some polls give Hillary Clinton a slight edge while others show a dead heat, concerns over the sincerity of Mr. Obama's anti-NAFTA rhetoric could encourage voters worried about disappearing jobs to throw their support behind Ms. Clinton.
Canada and the U.S. have signed an agreement that paves the way for the militaries from either nation to send troops across each other's borders during an emergency, but some are questioning why the Harper government has kept silent on the deal.
Originally posted by masqua
I guess I should make my stance on this a bit clearer.
Stephen Harper is reaching out from Canada and attempting to undermine Obama because he and his government want to retain the status quo.
In my opinion, of course.
Anybody care to debunk this? If I was an American who felt that Obama represents true change, I'd be more than a little upset.
[edit on 4/3/08 by masqua]
Originally posted by jimbo999
Yep - you got it all right. Nail on the head. Bullet thru the eye. Just like the British prime minister, the german president, and Sarkozy the new french president - they were put into power via 'fixed' elections and foreign money - and owe their alliegence to the people who put them there to begin with...
Clinton celebrates Ohio win
Clinton got a key, unexpected boost from the Stephen Harper government and the leak of a Canadian memo that indicated Obama was prepared to talk tough on NAFTA in Ohio to "position'' himself politically, not necessarily as a definitive policy position.
PM denies aide behind Obama leak
Clinton used Canadian memo to accuse Illinois senator of double-talk on NATFA issue
OTTAWA–Prime Minister Stephen Harper is denying that his own top official was the source of diplomatic leaks that have caused turmoil in the race for the U.S. Democratic presidential nomination and could potentially taint future relations between Ottawa and Washington.
Harper, feeling the heat at home and south of the border, yesterday vowed to uncover who leaked details of diplomatic talks that have painted Barack Obama as politically duplicitous.