PM’s pro-Israel stance seen costing votes

The decision by Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper to take a pro-Israeli stance is unwise and could cost him votes in the next election, particularly after seven Canadians were killed by an Israeli attack, political observers and commentators said on Monday.
Harper has shifted Canada’s policy on the Middle East from one of relative neutrality to a pro-Israel position.
Media reaction in Quebec, which has been slowly warming up to the Conservatives, was widely negative.
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