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Harper not on climate guest list as U.S. president meets with 19 leaders
The Canadian Press ^ | December 18, 2009 | Steve Rennie

Posted on 12/18/2009 8:36:16 AM PST by Catholic Canadian

COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Prime Minister Stephen Harper was left off the guest list for an emergency meeting of world leaders that included U.S. President Barack Obama in the final hours of the Copenhagen climate talks.

Obama arrived in the Danish capital Friday morning in the hopes his influence could sway the 193 countries here to get a deal done. Shortly after arriving, the American president headed into a special meeting with 19 other leaders.

Among the attendees were Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister He Yafei, Brazilian President Luiz Lula da Silva and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

The list, provided by the White House, did not include Harper.

A spokesman for the prime minister said the Danes compiled the list for Obama's people based on a representative mix of regions and carbon emitters.

The Prime Minister's Office said Harper is at the Bella Centre conference hall, where the summit is being held, to attend the plenary sessions.

Canada is part of a negotiating bloc made up of Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Japan, Norway, Iceland, and the U.S.

(Excerpt) Read more at ca.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: climate; copenhagen; globull; harper
Says it all
1 posted on 12/18/2009 8:36:18 AM PST by Catholic Canadian
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To: Catholic Canadian

We are a world in the grip of madness and there doesn’t seem to be any way out of it. I pray that we can survive until we are given the opportunity to start the process of reversal of these policies next November.


2 posted on 12/18/2009 8:40:39 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Catholic Canadian

Maybe the White House will give Harper an Ipod...


3 posted on 12/18/2009 8:41:24 AM PST by battlecry
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To: Russ
"a representative mix of regions and carbon emitters"

Madness is right. The world has gone nuts.

We need to cull our herd.

4 posted on 12/18/2009 8:44:05 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Catholic Canadian

hey, Barry has managed to piss-off all of our other friends and allies, so it’s the Canadians’ turn.

(delegates to this thing are actually extremely angry at Mr. Harper over his refusal to commit economic suicide by shutting down his country’s oil industry)


5 posted on 12/18/2009 9:06:25 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Catholic Canadian

Harper and Canada should consider themselves LUCKY not to have attended.


6 posted on 12/18/2009 9:16:08 AM PST by trashcanbred2
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To: battlecry

maybe Harper will give the WH some ideas on creating jobs considering Canada created some 80K jobs last month...


7 posted on 12/18/2009 9:19:52 AM PST by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: Catholic Canadian

I am so proud of our PM. Best PM since Laurier? Best since MacDonald?


8 posted on 12/18/2009 9:22:26 AM PST by Former Proud Canadian (How do I change my screen name now that we have the most conservative government in the world?)
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To: Former Proud Canadian

Hopefully if he gets a majority he can sway back from centre-right to right, but yes, I am pushing 40 and he’s the best PM in my lifetime.


9 posted on 12/18/2009 9:25:26 AM PST by Catholic Canadian ( I love Stephen Harper!)
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To: Catholic Canadian
Obama arrived in the Danish capital Friday morning in the hopes his influence could sway the 193 countries here to get a deal done.

What influence? Obama's agenda has been to effectively destroy the U.S. as a world economic and military power. And it's been working really well, in case anyone hasn't noticed.

His problem now, of course, is that he has no influence himself as President of the U.S. I suppose he forgot to factor that little issue into account. I guess he expected his mighty force of personality would carry the day. Well, what would you expect from such an arrogant narcissist? This dude is soon going to be eating so much hubris pie, his belly will ache for the rest of his life.

10 posted on 12/18/2009 9:48:11 AM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from The Right Stuff)
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To: Catholic Canadian

Blame Canada !

Those evil people that squeeze oil from sand and ruins mother earth.

Gaia save us !!!


11 posted on 12/18/2009 10:01:11 AM PST by Para-Ord.45
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To: Catholic Canadian; SolitaryMan; rdl6989; Darnright; According2RecentPollsAirIsGood; livius; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

12 posted on 12/18/2009 11:08:47 AM PST by steelyourfaith (Time to prosecute Al Gore now that fellow scam artist Bernie Madoff is in stir.)
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To: Former Proud Canadian
I am so proud of our PM. Best PM since Laurier? Best since MacDonald?

I always thought Diefenbaker was quite a guy. His only major blunder was canceling the Avro Arrow project.

13 posted on 12/18/2009 6:48:27 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: buccaneer81

Why? relative to Harper he was a socialist. The old time conservatives were nothing like the neo-conservatives like Harper.


14 posted on 02/06/2011 3:40:33 PM PST by spookay (Just the facts ma'am.)
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