AFTERSNARK: Did anyone else notice this curious choice of words from Cannon?
"Canada does respect the Arctic Council," said Cannon, the sole participant in the closing news conference. "Canada was one of the co-founders of the Arctic Council."
"Canada?" What an odd word selection since, whenever the current government is bragging about something or other, it's always "the Harper government" this and "the Harper government" that. But when they want to frantically claim credit for an initiative of the Chretien government, suddenly, it's "Canada's" conveniently generic accomplishment.
That Cannon guy really is a slippery little turd, isn't he?