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Canada will work with whatever administration takes power in the U.S. after the Nov. 2 election, Prime Minister Paul Martin says.
He insisted he has no problems with the current one of U.S. President George W. Bush.
"We have a very good relationship with this administration,'' Martin said Saturday after addressing the federal Liberal Party's annual meeting in Niagara Falls, Ont.
Among Liberal delegates, buttons featuring Sen. John Kerry, the Democrats' challenger, were outselling Bush ones.
Originally posted by Otts
I saw that sanctum posted a thread about the Australian Foreign affairs minister taking a pro-Bush stance on the U.S. election. So I thought it would be good to post something on Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin's take on the elections.
I encourage all international posters to do the same. Just out of curiosity, let's document where the world stands on this election.
While polls show Canadians support Democratic Sen. John Kerry, experts suggest he may not open borders to beef or care any more about Canada than U.S. President George Bush.
Canada's already-fragile relationship with its southern neighbour was further damaged after former prime minister Jean Chretien decided not to send troops to Iraq.
Clarkson says if Kerry were elected some pressure might be taken off of Canada.
"One of the consequences would probably be that if Kerry were elected, he would look more favourably at Canada for the very reason that the Bush people were mad at us," he said.
In Canada, Martin has refused to say who he backs, and doesn't want his MPs to either.
"I think the Americans are going to choose their president as Canadians choose their prime minister. I think we should let the American people choose their president," Martin told reporters in Ottawa on Thursday.