Can’t get no respect

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It’s like we were lepers or something. More fallout from the fake press release and, it now appears, the fake reaction from the Ugandan delegation that we referenced below. It seems our Environment Minister Jim Prentice can barely manage a photo op with the United States’ Energy Secretary. I understand that every government has a PR machine, but this is ridiculous — proof positive that Canada is seriously lacking in the gravitas department.

One does get a sense that the Feds are panicking and running around with their heads cut off. In a feeble attempt to deliver a substantive comment, Prentice picked up Former PM Paul Martin’s frankly silly suggestion yesterday that the United States should share some of the burden for the environmental damage caused by Alberta’s oilsands. Right, and shall we pick up the burden of all the cars we’re importing from the U.S.?