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Canmoore
20 Jul 06,, 19:22
CBC article here (http://www.cbc.ca/canada/montreal/story/2006/07/20/charest-chirac.html)

hmmm interesting, there was concerns that the sharp differences between Harper and Chirac over the conflict would cause some fireworks... now this. Although Chirac announced this to Jean Charest, Liberal premier of Quebec rather than to Harper...but none-the-less France is lending a helping hand to Canada if needed. A good sign of a friendly international relationship if you ask me.

"[Chirac] was very generous and spontaneously expressed the wish that we collaborate and, if the need is there, if possible, he offered French collaboration so that we can move people out," Quebec Premier Jean Charest said after a meeting with Chirac.

Officer of Engineers
20 Jul 06,, 19:29
Damn ploy.

It's not that we don't have the ships. We don't have the space to load the people onto the ships. We've got one port and that is going at maximum capacity. On top of that, neither Cyperus nor Turkey can accept people faster than they're already are.

Damn PR stunt.

highsea
20 Jul 06,, 20:17
...Damn PR stunt.Kind of snooty about it, wasn't he Colonel?
Although Chirac announced this to Jean Charest, Liberal premier of Quebec rather than to Harper