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Will this Summit of the Americas be the last?

“People are looking around and thinking, ‘I’m going to six to eight summits a year – why am I going to this one too?”


 

As Prime Minister Stephen Harper departs for the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago, some are wondering whether he may be attending the last of these gatherings. A failed free trade agreement, tensions between Venezuela and the United States and splits along regional and political lines are all undermining the summit, making this one potentially pivotal to the entire endeavour. “People are looking around and thinking, ‘I’m going to six to eight summits a year – why am I going to this one too? Just because the Americans are there, just to meet Obama?”‘ says Carlo Dade, executive director of the Canadian Foundation for the Americas. “This summit has to step up and start delivering something, show real progress.”

Canadian Press


 
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Will this Summit of the Americas be the last?

  1. I am glad our Prime Minister pointed out that Obama is of “mixed extraction” to the New York Times. This will surely better our relationship with the world.

    • When your mother is from one continent and your father from another, that is called mixed extraction. How do you feel this has anything to do with our relationship with the world?

    • Didn’t Harper say that as part of a response to a question about how Obama’s race affected his relations with Latin America? Of course, you knew that which is why you never bothered to put this quote into context.

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