Few Canadian prime ministers have ever spoken of a fellow leader in the terms Stephen Harper reserves for Russian President Vladimir Putin. In referring to the Russian autocrat, Harper tosses diplomacy aside and speaks with a brusqueness and intensity that reflects what is evidently a deeply-held distaste for the man and the system he represents.
“Mr. Putin … runs an economy that is dominated by oligarchs and criminal syndicates. It is not at all like our economy, it doesn’t share our interests, it doesn’t share our values,” he said Sunday while attending a Group of Seven summit in Germany, from which …read more
Source: National Post