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"A very natural role for Canada to play as a bridge between the United States and the European Union; we have played it historically and we continue to play it," he said.

Many U.S. and European diplomats voiced polite amusement at that notion, saying they are perfectly capable of dealing with the United States without Canadian interlocutors.

G & M Paul Koring

I suspect this quote transmits a tenth of Koring's cynicsm. And I wonder whether this quote reflects Pettigrew's vanity or his ambition or some strange view of Canada.

Paul Wells picked up on the quote too.

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"A very natural role for Canada to play as a bridge between the United States and the European Union; we have played it historically and we continue to play it," he said.

Many U.S. and European diplomats voiced polite amusement at that notion, saying they are perfectly capable of dealing with the United States without Canadian interlocutors.

G & M Paul Koring

I suspect this quote transmits a tenth of Koring's cynicsm. And I wonder whether this quote reflects Pettigrew's vanity or his ambition or some strange view of Canada.

Paul Wells picked up on the quote too.

Pettigrew expressed a very familiar Canadian perspective, voiced by our governments of various stripes throughout our post WWII history.

His comments are scarecely new, nor radical, and despite the alleged amusement among some, in fact similar opinions have been expressed by US and European commentators in the past.

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