Canada can't land in UAE.
No seat on UN security council.
The UAE thing was pretty bad. This wasn't minor officials being inconvenienced. It was the minister of defence and the Chief of Defence Staff. Let's consider casualties in Afghanistan. UAE: not one loss. And now they want to use their base as a bargaining chip in commercial negotiations. Disgraceful!
Prime Minister Harper needs to respond decisively to this. Some high heat, chin music next inning is in order.
The UN security council is meh. We gutted our armed forces under Trudeau in the 70s to free up money for socialism. Like western Europe we offloaded our defense responsibilities to America. So Canada doesn't really deserve to be on the security council anyway.