Is the Harper government afraid to upset the apple cart in its dealings with Russia?
That seems to be the only logical explanation for foreign affairs minister John Baird's "low-key response" to last week's sentencing of Russian punk band Pussy Riot.
Three members of the punk band were sentenced to two years in prison on hooliganism charges for singing a song in Moscow's largest church that criticized President Vladimir Putin. Their trial has been globally denounced as an example of Russia's growing decline in tolerating dissent.
"We believe in every part of the world of sentencing having some relation to the serious nature of the crime," Baird said Monday according to The Canadian Press.
"Obviously, there's, I Read More »from John Baird’s stance on Pussy Riot is an international embarrassment