At issue, is an upcoming Commonwealth summit scheduled to take place on the island nation in November. According to the Canadian Press, the Harper government is making it clear that they'd like to see the meeting moved to another country unless there are major human rights reforms.
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As you might imagine, some Sri Lankans haven't taken kindly to that.
On Tuesday, the Daily News, Sri Lanka's 'national newspaper' since 1912, published a scathing editorial about Baird and Prime Minister Stephen Harper:
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The snarling of the two men carry no weight because both have little credibility - Stephen Harper has never managed to win a national election in Canada in his own right, and resorts to the anti-democratic practice of proroguing whenever he is