Would Dion have been as quick to rebuff the next potential leader of his other home country?
From: PMO [mailto:pm@PM.GC.CA]
Sent: January 22, 2007 6:04 PM
From the Prime Minister's Web Site (http://www.pm.gc.ca/)
STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER
January 22, 2007
Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement in response to media reports of the reputed comments by French Presidential candidate Ségolène Royal:
"Experience teaches that it is highly inappropriate for a foreign leader to interfere in the democratic affairs of another country. We look forward to marking the 400th anniversary of the founding of Canada at Quebec City with the next President of France."
"We expect in turn that the next President will display an understanding of our shared history, and the respect for Canada and Canadians that such an important partnership requires."
Update: 24 hours later, nothing from Stephane Dion.