Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Calming Troubled Diplomatic Waters

(Halifax Chronicle-Herald – Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press)
Gary Doer has met hundreds of politicians in the U.S. capital in his first year as Canadian ambassador, educating the most powerful people in the most powerful nation on Earth about the importance of the Canada-U.S relationship. [...]

“When people say: ’You’ve left politics,’ after stepping down as premier, I say: ’Are you kidding me?’ There’s 435 of them down the street, and 30,000 lobbyists in this town,” he says with a rueful laugh. “The over-used term is it’s been the best of times and the worst of times ... it was a good year, public to public, Canadians and Americans are friends and neighbours, but there were obviously a lot of issues that I had to deal with. But I knew that coming in.” Read more here.