Canada's Prime Minister Prefers Donuts to Diplomacy


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Everybody who is anybody in politics was in New York to discuss climate change, world peace, listen to Obama and watch Gaddafi hog the mike. But not Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper; he was doing a photo op in a donut shop. Many are outraged, demanding that Harper apologize for putting donuts before the planet. Jamie Biggar and Sean Devlin have started a Facebook page and a petition.

The opposition Liberal Party has a caffeinated response:

"I love my double-double as much as the next guy," said Liberal Energy and Environment Critic David McGuinty. "But examining the latest in doughnut technology while the rest of the world's leaders gather to confront the challenge of climate change is like Nero's fiddling while Rome burns."

He has a point.

More on Tim Hortons, our favorite source of Canadian litter:

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