Copeland: Is there any consequence to Harper’s decision not to address the UN General Assembly?
Former diplomat; research fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute
PM Harper’s disdain for the UN General Assembly, epitomized by his preference for attending a photo op at Tim Horton’s in October 2009, is well-established.
A year later this country lost its bid for an elected seat on the Security Council.
A high price has already been paid for Canada’s retreat from multilateralism. As the national rebranding continues, further costs can be anticipated.