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However, following Faulder’s December 1998 stay of execution, Texas governor George W. Bush issued somewhat of a warning to those who dwell north of the 49th parallel. ” For Canada’s foreign affairs minister, Lloyd Axworthy, Faulder’s ninth stay brought home the urgency of the message. “What was at stake was the importance of protecting the rights of Canadians who travel abroad. ”31 Indeed, Canada had that same year become a signatory to a universal moratorium on the death penalty presented to the International Commission on Human Rights.

Defining Moments and Moments of Definition Citing Thucydides, in her address to 16,000 Canadian soldiers and civilians who attended the April 28 memorial service for our “fallen soldiers,” in Edmonton (where they had been based), Governor General Adrienne Clarkson waxed eloquently how with courage, with a sense of duty, they have laid at their country’s feet the most glorious contribution they could offer . . They have met danger face to face, and, after one brief moment while at the summit of their fortune, left behind them not their fear, but their glory.

Bush two days to publicly acknowledge and express regret about the bombing, and that was only when prompted by a Canadian reporter. On the “US indifference,” one journalist wrote: “The scene was much different on Dec. 11, when word arrived that three American soldiers had been killed and 20 injured in a friendly-fire incident near Kandahar. The same day that news of the tragedy was released to the public, Mr. ”10 While support for Canada’s involvement in the “war on terrorism” is tenuous at best, the friendly fire incident elicited a reappraisal of the “friendly aspect” of recent Canada/US relations (even entering into sports discourse11).

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