Tuesday, 4 March 2008

Canadian PM Accused of Interfering in US Elections

Here's a YouTube of U.S. television coverage of the Canadian Parliament.

This video also appears on the New York Times blog site with an article entitled: Blame in Canada. It starts as follows:

"OTTAWA — It’s not at all unusual for Stephen Harper, the prime minister of Canada, and the members of his cabinet to grilled by the opposition parties in Parliament. It isn’t common, however for the partisan bickering here to be focused on the Democratic primary in the United States.

On Monday,
the fighting over a report that a senior campaign official to Barack Obama had provided back-channel reassurances to the Canadian government on the North American Free Trade Agreement, erupted in Parliament as Mr. Harper fended off allegations that he was interfering in the U.S. elections and trying to undermine Mr. Obama’s campaign." (read more....)

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