Now we know what a "more mature realtionship" means to Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada.
It means capitulation.
The softwood deal, if it goes through, and it looks like it's a done thing, is a travesty. There's really no other word for it.
And the worst part? This is almost exactly the same deal that Emerson reportedly scuttled during the election campaign. One analyst referred to it as the same pig just with lipstick and a nice dress.
Which again throws Emerson's actions into stark relief.
It undercuts NAFTA, rewards US thuggery with a billion point three dollars from Canadian producers, limits access to US markets, has no exit clause...jaysus wept...it's just a dreadful outcome.
If all you were going to do was drop to your knees and pucker Stephen you could have at least waited until the BBQ at George's ranch in Texas.