Jeffrey Simpson And I Agree... (To A Point)
Spend time around Canadian parliamentarians, and one characteristic becomes immediately apparent. Too many of them have little or no international experience. Further exposure to the world is something to be welcomed and encouraged, rather than categorized as junketeering.
Simpson can't completely help himself though, so I disagree with this particular section:
And it shows. By playing domestic politics and letting moralistic nostrums drive decisions, Canada has irritated key countries such as China and Turkey, and disappointed others such as Japan.