Tuesday, April 08, 2003

Ontario, the 51st state?

While Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chrétien maintains his reflexive anti-American position towards the Iraqi war, opposition politicians up north have become increasingly vocal in supporting both U.S. policy and President Bush individually. On March 26, a group called Canadians for Bush was founded to rally for the war and against Chrétien’s Liberal Party government. The group is scheduled to hold a rally this Saturday in Queenston, Ontario, which will feature speeches from Stockwell Day, the chief foreign policy spokesman for the opposition Canadian Alliance party, and several members of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party government. Ontario officials, led by Premeir Ernie Eves, have been especially supportive of President Bush and the war policy.

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