Thanks Joanne for pointing this out.
More at CanadianSense, BC Blue and Prairie Tory.
Some inside Canada’s government recommend working co-operatively with Australia in creating a joint offshore processing centre. After all, Australian voters, after trying both ways, have apparently decided lately they prefer Mr. Howard’s approach after all. The Australian Labor Party, led by Kevin Rudd, came to power in 2007 calling the Pacific Solution a “cynical, costly and ultimately unsuccessful exercise,” and promising a kinder, gentler way. But within the last year alone, the number of boats arriving in Australia was back over 100, the number of passengers, at nearly 5,000—the highest ever. It was, says Mr. Collacott, who also sees offshore processing as Canada’s best alternative, one reason Labor fired Mr. Rudd as leader in June. Australia’s new prime minister, Julia Gillard announced last month that she would begin reviving offshore processing for asylum seekers once again.
but iffy puts foot in mouth.
“This is Canada, not Australia,” Ignatieff said. “That means Canada has principles, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, our international obligations.“