Stephen Harper was in Washington on Monday. He didn't tell the current government that he was going. And, when he left, he didn't say a word. But you have to wonder what, exactly, did he tell Larry Kudlow and John Bolton?
We should feel uneasy -- because of his past statements. Dan Leger writes:
Last week, he told a conference in London that Trump-style “America First” populism is here to stay and he advised Canada and other allies to adapt to it.
He also stressed that Canada has no choice but to remain under the U.S. security umbrella. This is something Trump loves to bring up when he’s castigating Canada and other NATO allies for not spending more on defence.
“There really is no other alternative in the world for us but a strong partnership with the United States of America,” Harper said.
Harper enthusiastically supported Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. However, he recently supported Canada's trade policy on Fox News. And he is no friend of Vladimir Putin.
But Canadians know Harper. They know that he is a Northern Republican. And that is cause for worry.