I am going to have to agree with Layton’s statements today published by CanWest. It has been a disastrous G8 Summit. The world has taken many steps backward on the environment, and managed to encourage a new round of missile defense discussions at the same time. It appears even Russia thinks missile defense is a good idea now if they have access/or deliver the shield.
I believe this situation has occured because Canada, previously a powerful G8 North American voice of sanity, logic and reason in the world now echo’s Bush/Republican ideology and policies. The progressive Canadian beacon has faded on the world stage (h/t to Liberal Arts and Minds) and the world is paying the price.