I like Canadians. They’re like Americans with manners. They have sometimes been criticised as a colourless people, the cold winters perhaps making their yesses "yes" and their noes 'no"- probably before their lips freeze - a people of robust opinions but often economical with words, lacking the flamboyance, even hypocrisy of their southern neighbours.
This does not sit well in the UN, it seems, since Canada at the weekend decided to drop out of the race for a non-permanent seat at the UN Security Council since after the last round of voting the General Assembly put it in last place among the contenders. Canadian media believes its support of Israel is the primary reason.