By Yves Engler
A sweeping critique of Canada’s top Minister Stephen Harper’s international coverage, this booklet examines his position in backing brutal dictatorships and retreating Canadian help for renowned democratic pursuits within the heart East. The publication additionally discusses Canada’s large army crusade in Libya, competition to social transformation in Latin the United States, and aid for a right-wing Israeli executive. With an eye fixed to Canada’s turning out to be overseas isolation, it's a needs to learn in case you are wanting adjustments in Canada’s international coverage.
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The Ugly Canadian: Stephen Harper’s Foreign Policy by Yves Engler