Because if there were, it might throw the Conservative's heavily biased policy toward Israel in with the tale of Camp Mirage, the UAE and airline landing rights. We needed to be on friendly terms with the UAE in order to support our war in Afghanistan. The Cons (and choice cuts of Liberal) for reasons of insanity and their Christopathic base, need to demonstrate unblinking fealty to the Israeli far right. Admitting that Canada (along with many other countries) was helping the UAE capture alleged Israeli assassins would cause apoplectic vapours in our Cons and their supporters. Failing to admit, unlike the other countries, that we're helping the UAE capture alleged Israeli assassins AND denying them landing rights while demanding military base privileges, tells the UAE we'll sleep with them but don't want them near us in public. And it tells the Israeli hard-right that our government is nothing more than a sweet-tongued rhetorical ally, and we again look like assholes.
Sigh. Back in that long ago day when Canada's "principles" the Middle-east involved encouraging rapproachment and peace in as neutral a way as possible this really wouldn't be a problem. And we might find ourselves sitting on the Security Council at the UN.
I suppose we could send everyone pallets of beer and maple syrup.