Dáil debates

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Bretton Woods Agreements (Amendment) Bill 2011: Committee and Remaining Stages

 

5:00 pm

Photo of Martin ManserghMartin Mansergh (Minister of State with special responsibility for the Arts, Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism; Minister of State with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works, Department of Finance; Tipperary South, Fianna Fail)

There is a lot to be said for the way the Canadians conduct their affairs. They are cautious and conservative and should not get into as much trouble as other larger nations. It is like Sweden and Finland, in that it is a country which does not have a reputation of being in any way domineering but can provide useful, friendly and disinterested advice and inputs. That is the value of a friendly country like Canada.

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