Congratulations, Canada: now the world is talking about your Prime Minister’s “racist” rhetoric

How do we want the world to see us?

This last month has been devastating for Canada’s international reputation – from 1-800 hotlines to snitch on your neighbours to screening refugees based on their religion to policing how a handful of women dress, it doesn’t square with what most Canadians have in mind when they think: mutual-respect.

When Americans start turning their heads away from train wrecks like Donald Trump or Sarah Palin and ask what’s “going on up in Canada?” it might be a sign we’ve got an image problem.

Here are 7 international news stories that underline just how far off course Stephen Harper’s divisive rhetoric has taken all of us:


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