Yeah, it's pretty much like that:
You know, it's funny, the Conservative government makes so much hay about Canada and Afghanistan, which is at best a temporary distraction for the states involved. But with the defining issue of the century, for the entire world, we are no longer even welcome at the table. Canada, with this government, is now a petulant child sent to its room so the adults can be serious.
You have to love the imagery:
"Yes, Steve, it's a very nice picture and I'm going to stick it to the fridge where we can all see it, but you're going to have to excuse us now because the grownups have grownup stuff to talk about. That's a good boy."
Stephen Harper as annoying, sulky adolescent. Yeah, that's about right.