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Bob Rae: potentially best Canadian foreign/external affairs minister since Pearson?

There was a nice little piece recently in Macleans on Bob Rae, calling him a “Foreign Minister-in-waiting“.  I’d go further and say that if the Liberals win the next election, and if given the opportunity,  I think my question that I asked in my blogpost would be answered in the positive; I think Mr. Rae has the potential to be a very good minister of foreign affairs  (I consider Mike Pearson to be one of the best, since it was he who won the Nobel Peace Prize for helping to defuse the Suez Crisis).

In that vein, I’d ask Joseph over at his blog to be a bit patient with Bob; it’s rather tough to talk about everything out there that could be talked about in his role as Opposition critic.  They are all legitimate foreign issues, and I’m sure Bob will have an interest in most if not all of them.  You sometimes have to pick and choose what to talk about that will get picked up in the news cycle when you’re the opposition critic.

(As you might suspect, if the Liberals win the next election, I certainly hope this is the Ministerial position that Ignatieff would offer Rae).

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