Breaking News: Canada “Outsourcing” Foreign Policy to Israel

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You don’t have to agree with Canada’s decision to sever ties with Iran and shut down the Islamic Republic’s embassy in Ottawa.

But come on, Tony Burman — don’t use your Toronto Star soapbox to peddle this lowly rhetoric:

Although his swearing-in at Rideau Hall must have happened in the dead of night, Canada appears to have a new foreign minister. His name is Benjamin Netanyahu. His day job may be prime minister of Israel, but Canada’s abrupt actions against Iran seem to confirm that the Harper government’s outsourcing of Canada’s Middle East policy to Jerusalem is now complete . . .

Canadians have every right to ask its government how it believes such a conflict will evolve. However, reflecting on its recent actions, we may have to wait until our government checks with its new foreign minister in Jerusalem before we get some answers.

Is it any less far-fetched to suggest that Canada’s thinking for itself?

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