Good to see Lawrence Cannon, apparently still the foreign affairs minister, on the television just now. Was beginning to wonder whether he’d been replaced by one of his understudies, Peter Kent.
The former journalist seems to be rather talkative of late (see here, here and here). Nothing too silly yet. Indeed, he’s already proving a deft speaker of politics (“I don’t know of the relationship of those timings”). Though you can see this bit, from the Globe story, proving problematic if any fault is certifiably found with the Israeli side:
Canada’s junior foreign minister, Peter Kent, said that despite sketchy details on the school strike, it is clear that Hamas “bears the full responsibility for the deepening humanitarian tragedy.
“We really don’t have complete details yet, other than the fact that we know that Hamas has made a habit of using civilians and civilian infrastructure as shields for their terrorist activities, and that would seem to be the case again today,” he said in an interview.
He added: “In many ways, Hamas behaves as if they are trying to have more of their people killed to make a terrible terrorist point.”
(Oddly enough, in his previous profession, publicly arriving at such a conclusion with an explicit lack of “complete details” would’ve been considered irresponsible.)
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