Woe. Many cool ideas are coming up. I am thoroughly impressed with the speech Stephen Harper gave at DAVOS. He won't raise taxes, wants more free trade, and wants Enlightened Sovereignty. I'm in love.
Part of Enlightened Sovereignty, I gather, is the new worldwide banking regulations that every country wanted so badly last year. The PM is going to use the G8 and G20 to bring more Canada to the world. An international regulatory banking system that is built on the Canadian Model would be very very interesting to see unfold.
In a broader sense, Enlightened Sovereignty, is world cooperation on many issues. The Economic Crisis and now the Haitian Earthquake response are examples of this new way of international politics. The Copenhagen complaining conference is not. NGOs and advocacy groups are inherently negative and poison all discussion with exaggeration, lies, and outright hypocrisy. Cooperation towards mutual benefit is the path to success. False blame and revenge is not. Harper's Enlightened Sovereignty is a beacon in the night.
I am really optimistic about all this. Thanks Stephen Harper, excellent work.