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Why does Stephen Harper seem more engaged in Libya’s would-be revolution than he was in Egypt’s? The answer is simple. Oil
Given that both deal only with the oil-rich regime (Lavalin is building pipelines, a prison and an airport; Suncor has government concessions to drill for oil) it’s not at clear what these so-called sanctions mean in practice.
The fact that Libyan rebels have taken over the oil-rich eastern part of the country (and resumed exports) has made the West’s shunning of Gadhafi easier.