Canada should take tougher stand on E...

Canada should take tougher stand on Egypt: Opposition

There are 5 comments on the Vancouver Sun story from Feb 1, 2011, titled Canada should take tougher stand on Egypt: Opposition. In it, Vancouver Sun reports that:

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is under pressure to take a stronger stand against his Egyptian counterpart in the wake of massive anti-government protests in the streets of Cairo that have left about 125 people dead and prompted several countries, including Canada, to airlift their citizens out of harm's way.

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case biersteker

Campbell River, Canada

#1 Feb 2, 2011
TEPID is a good descrition of Harper's reaction to the plight of Egyptian's seeking a democratic government after 30 years of a brutal police state under Hosni Mubarak.

Could Stephen for once step back from his blanket support of all things Israeli and support DEMOCRACY.

Egyptians were beaten up by Mubarak thugs again today!

Enough is enough!

Give Mubarak the boot or at least the SLAP of the BEAVER'S TAIL!

Iran is not the only dictator subverting democracy.
Sher jutt

Brampton, Canada

#3 Feb 2, 2011
Bring those Islamic Jihadies on the front to destroy the world. At least guy is only corrupt but not Jihadies.
mooooo

United States

#4 Feb 2, 2011
I can't remember Canada doing a god dam thing as a 'World Power'

Since: Jan 10

Cairo, Egypt

#5 Feb 2, 2011
I am Canadian and live in Egypt and I can tell you that Canadians are respected and liked. During the Bush years, a number of my American friends here admitted to saying that they were Canadian rather than face the reaction of comming from a country that was so universally disliked.

However with the Harper administration the respect and admiration of Canada in the Arab world has decreased. Harper has damaged relations with the UAE (Dubai), one of the most liberal of Arab countries. And as some Arab nations are among the richest nations can Canada really afford to alienate them? While Canada maybe one of the biggest countries we have one of the smallest populations and an unbelieveably small number of trading partners.
mike

Scarborough, Canada

#6 Feb 3, 2011
Well lets see,we are the 11th top trading country in the world.One of the largest producers of oil and gas,with the tar sands reserves it makes us 2nd behind Saudi Arabia.We are one of the largest producers of agriculture,natural resources and we manufacturing.You are right what a loser nation P M Harper has made us,how will we survive without the middle east.As for the UAE the door swings both ways.Thanks to you a Canadian living in Egypt for making me understand MY country better.Thanks again from a CANADIAN living in CANADA.

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