Prime Minister Harper: US Doesn't Pay Enough Attention to Canada

Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 04:20 PM

By Bill Hoffmann

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The United States doesn’t pay enough attention to Canada because the squeaky wheel gets the oil in Washington “and we’re not the squeaky wheel,’’ Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said this week.

The remark came during his meeting with the Canadian American Business Council on Monday, reports The Globe and Mail newspaper.

“My only complaint about the United States — and every Canadian will say this, but it’s just the way it is — is we always like to have more attention in the United States,” Hunter told Maryscott Greenwood, the council’s senior U.S. adviser.

Editor's Note: Use This Single Loophole to Pay Zero Taxes. See Video

“We certainly pay a lot of attention to you; you sometimes don’t pay enough attention to us.”

U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Jacobson said later that President Barack Obama’s administration does “care very much what Canada thinks.”

“I think that probably most every country in the world wishes the United States paid a little bit more attention to them,” Mr. Jacobson said.

Earlier this year, a blistering essay titled “How Obama Lost Canada” written by two Canadians, was published in the foreign policy journal Foreign Affairs.

Among its complaints, the Globe and Mail said, was the United States’ delay of the Keystone pipeline project.

Hunter said he “completely disagreed” that Obama had lost Canada.

Editor's Note: Use This Single Loophole to Pay Zero Taxes. See Video

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Maddow Calls Out 'Democratic Wuss-itude' on ISIS airstrikes

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 21:30 PM

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow called out Democrats in Congress who are unhappy with their colleague Sen. Tim Kaine for urging . . .

Lindsey Graham: Stop ISIS or Watch More Americans Join Group

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 20:16 PM

Reports that 140 Americans are currently fighting for ISIS in Syria and Iraq are nothing compared to the number that wil . . .

Lawrence Kudlow: Burger King Move Puts Obama in a Fix

Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 18:36 PM

Burger King's flight to Canada to beat huge U.S. corporate taxes raises a thorny predicament fort President Barack Obama . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved